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GOVERNOR PARRIS N. GLENDENING 
LT. GOVERNOR KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND 
COLONEL DAVID B. MITCHELL, SUPERINTENDENT 

MARYLAND STATE POLICE 



CENTRAL RECORDS DIVISION 

IDA J. WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR 



UNIFORM 
CRIME 
REPORTING 
PROGRAM 

JOHN VESPA, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER 
VICTOR KESSLER, FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 
DENISE VIDI SCHERER, ADMDvflSTRATIVE OFFICER 




STATE OF MARYLAND 
MARYLAND STATE POLICE 

1201 REISTERSTOWN ROAD 
PIKESV/ILLE. MARYLAND 2120S-3899 

(410) 486-3101 

TDD 410-486-0677 
TOLL FREE: 1-800-525-5555 




PARRISN GLENDENING 



COLONEL DAVID B MITCHELL 



KATHLEEN KENNEOY TOWNSEND 



November 1 , 2000 



The Honorable Parris N. Glendening 
Governor, State of Maryland 
State House 
Annapolis MD 21401 

Dear Governor Glendening: 

The Department of Maryland State Police is pleased to submit the 1999 Uniform Crime 
Report, Crime in Maryland , pursuant to Article 88B, Sections 9 and 10 of the Annotated Code of 
Maryland . This publication represents the twenty-fifth annual report. 

All Maryland law enforcement agencies contribute crime data to the Maryland Uniform 
Crime Reporting program. The data is submitted monthly to the Central Records Division, 
Department of Maryland State Police. Through a strict verification process, every effort is made 
to authenticate the accuracy and completeness of the publication's information. With this in 
mind, it should be noted the Baltimore Police Department conducted an audit and review of its 
crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence resulted in the revision of certain criminal 
statistics reported to the Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program administered by this 
Department. For more information regarding Baltimore Police Department's reporting 
methodology refer to their letter following the Executive Summary. 

The 1999 Crime in Maryland publication provides valuable information to law 
enforcement personnel and members of State government to plan crime prevention programs. 
The information also helps in assessing crime patterns and in developing legislation to combat 
criminal activity. The Department of Maryland State Police appreciates the cooperation of all 
police agencies, shenff offices and other specialized police agencies that have provided 
information for this report. The contributions of those involved in the preparation of this report 
permit the Department to provide a comprehensive picture of crime in Maryland. As always, I 
am readily available should you have any comments. 




David B. Mitchell 
Superintendent 



DBM:IJW: kj 



"Maryland's Finest" 



L\ecuti\e Siniiinar\ 



An annual release since 1975, Crime m Maryland pertains tc crime 
statistics. This publication details crime (State, County, 
Municipality and by reporting agency), clearance rates, arrests law 
enforcement officers killed or assaulted and law enforcement employee 
data. The statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program was initiated to 
report crime m Maryland to the National UCR program administered by 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Maryland program has since 
increased its data collection with domestic violence, hate bias 
reporting and carjacking statistics. Carjacking and hate bias 
incident statistics are released m separate publications to 
facilitate detailed reporting. 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects information on 
crimes that were selected as an index to represent crime in the United 
States. These index crimes are murder, rape, robbery, aggravated 
assault, braking or entering, larceny- theft and motor vehicle theft. 
Although not an indexed crime, the crime of arson is also collected. 

There were 186,077 index offenses reported in 1999 for Maryland, 
representing a 6 percent decrease when compared to 1998 offenses 
(excluding Baltimore City for both years) . These 1999 index offenses 
when compared to 1998 decreased in all in index crime categories as 
follows : 



Murder -4% 

Rape -10% 

Robbery -12% 

Aggravated Assault -1% 



Breaking or Entering -8% 

Larency-Thef t -7% 

Motor Vehicle Theft -9% 

Arson -14% 



Baltimore City reported in 1999 a total of 75,842 index offenses, 
with a breakdown as follows: Murder 305, Rape 374, Robbery 7,462, 
Aggravated Assault 10,53 6, Breaking or Entering 12,3 86, Larceny-Theft 
37,524, Motor Vehicle Theft 7,255 and Arson 504.. 

It should be noted that Baltimore Police Department conducted an 
audit and review of its crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence 
resulted in the revision of certain criminal statistics reported to 
the Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program administered by the 
Department of Maryland State Police. For more information regarding 
Baltimore Police Department's reporting methodology refer to their 
letter following the Executive Summary. 

Total arrests for 1999 were 311,513 representing a 2 percent 
decrease when compared to the total arrests for 1998. Of the total 
arrests 262,094 were adults, a decrease of .4 percent while 49,419 
were juvenile arrests a decease of 8 percent. A total of 42,919 
persons were arrested for drug abuse violations and 25,428 persons 
were arrested for driving while intoxicated, an increase of 3 percent 
and 4 percent respectively. 



There were no officers killed in the line of duty in 1999. 
There were 4,838 officers assaulted which reflected an increase of 2 
percent. This assault figure represents 34 percent of full time law 
enforcement officers employed. In 1999, there were 14,258 full time 
law enforcement officers employed which represents a .2 percent 
increase. There were 2.8 full lime law enforcement officers per 
1,000 population. 



BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT ^f^*'' 




MARTIN 0'V1ALLE\ 
Mjvor 



EDWARD T NORRIS 
PoIilc Commii.Moncr 



October 18, 2000 



Ms. Ida Williams 

Director, Central Records Division 
Maryland State Police 
1711 Belmont Avenue 
Baltimore, Maryland 21244 

Re: Audit - Crime Reporting System 

Dear Ms. Williams: 



As part of the restructurmg of the Baltimore Police Department, an audit and review of 
our crime reporting system was undertaken beginning on December 7, 1999. The purpose of the 
audit and review was to ascertain if all reports of criminal offenses made to the Baltimore Police 
Department were being recorded and classified in accordance with Uniform Crime Reponina 
standards. * 



The audit/review of our process focused upon: 

□ Whether crime reports were properly classified according to the information contained i: 
the report. 

□ Whether police reports were accurate and complete regarding the reported incident. 

□ Whether our computerized system accurately scored the incidents entered according to 
the UCR Hierarchy Rule. 



A total of 58,688 reports were read in their entirety. Of the 58,688, a total of 1,921 
reports were reclassified. A total of 1,454 reports were reclassified as Part One offenses"based 
upon the narrative portion of the repon. A total of 7 repons were reclassified from Pan One to 
Part Two offenses based upon the narrative. In addition, efforts to randomly contact 
complainants via telephone resulted in 3,960 successful contacts. Subsequently, 394 reports 
were reclassified from Part Two to Part One offenses. No reports were reclassified from a Part 
One to a Part Two offense after contact with complainants. 



601 E. Fayette Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Area Code 410-396-2525 



Ms. Ida Williams 
October 18. 2000 
Page 2 



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Sincerely. 



Elben F. Shirey 
Deputy Commissioner 
Administrative Bureau 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Introduction 1 

Crime Factors 7 

Crime Index Offenses 9 

Murder 13 

Rape 2 3 

Robbery 2 7 

Aggravated Assault 31 

Breaking or Entering 35 

Larceny-Theft 39 

Motor Vehicle Theft 43 

Arson 4 7 

Domestic Violence 51 

Index Offense Data 65 

Maryland UCR Crime Index Report by Region, County & Agency 66 

Municipality Crime Rate 103 

Maryland Arrest Data 113 

Drug Arrest County Chart 117 

Arrests - Sex & Race 123 

Arrests - Age 124 

Maryland Arrest Report by Region, County & Agency 126 

Law Enforcement Officers Killed 199 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted 200 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted by Region, 

County Sc Agency 2 02 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 215 

Law Enforcement Employee Rates 217 

Law Enforcement Employee Data by Region, County & Agency... 218 
Ten Year Crime Index Chart 225 



Note: The 1999 Annual Motor Vehicle Robbery ("Carjacking") Report 

is a separate publication. 





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INTRODUCTION 



BACKGROUND 

The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is one measure that 
has been taken in the establishment of an effective Criminal Justice 
Information System (CJIS) for the State. This particular phase 
focuses on the incidence of crime and law enforcement. It establishes 
a method to collect, evaluate and process uniform statistical data on 
crime statewide. The Maryland UCR Program provides the means to 
forward more valid data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 
a single agency and also to consolidate it into an annual report 
entitled Crime in Maryland . 



NATIONAL UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

The counterpart of the Maryland UCR Program is the National UCR 
Program which is under the direction of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation. The National Program resulted from a need for a 
uniform compilation of crime statistics nationwide. Uniform Crime 
Reports were first collected in 1930 after being developed by a 
committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The 
lACP continues to serve in an advisory capacity to the FBI in the 
current operation of the Program. 

Crime statistics voluntarily submitted by individual law enforcement 
agencies from all fifty states are presented annually in the FBI's 
publication entitled Crime in the United States . 



MARYLAND UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

The FBI has actively assisted individual states in the development of 
State UCR Programs compatible with the National Program. Maryland 
took advantage of this assistance in 1972 and was able to develop its 
own program by 1975. 

The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program became operational 
January 1, 1975. This program consists of the uniform classification, 
review, compilation and analysis of crime statistics reported by all 
law enforcement agencies of the State pursuant to the guidelines and 
regulations prescribed by law. 

The responsibility and authority for the collection and dissemination 
of UCR data is assigned to the Department of State Police, under 
Article 88B, Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated Code of Maryland. 



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PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES 



In keeping with the recommendation of the President's Commission on 
Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, the Maryland UCR 
Program was planned for eventual growth into a complete and integrated 
offender based Criminal Justice Information System. Under this 
program, each offender arrested in Maryland is tracked through the 
entire criminal justice system from time of arrest, through the 
courts, to the correctional system where their exit (parole, 
expiration of sentence, etc.) will be recorded. In this manner, a 
complete "criminal history" on individual offenders will be available 
for use by the police, courts and correctional agencies in Maryland. 
In addition, statistical data derived from the CJIS Program will 
provide assistance in determining the overall efficiency of the 
Criminal Justice System in Maryland and will make effective management 
studies possible. 

The fundamental objectives of the Maryland UCR Program are: 



1. Inform the Governor, legislature, other 
governmental officials and the public as to the 
nature, magnitude and trends of the crime problem 
in Maryland. 

2. Provide law enforcement administrators with 
criminal statistics for administrative and 
operational use. 

3. Determine who commits crimes by age, sex, race and 
other attributes in order to find the proper focus 
for crime prevention and enforcement. 

4. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
workload and effectiveness of Maryland's Criminal 
Justice System. 

5. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
effects of prevention and deterrence programs. 

6. Provide base data and statistics for research to 
improve the efficiency, effectiveness and 
performance of criminal justice agencies. 

7. Provide base data to assist in the assessment of 
social and other causes of crime for the 
development of theories of criminal behavior. 

8. Provide the FBI with complete UCR data to be 
included in the national crime reports. 



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REPORTING PROCEDURES 



Under the Maryland UCR Program, law enforcement agencies submit 
specified Uniform Crime Reports. The necessary information for each 
of the required reports is gathered from each agencies record of 
complaints, investigations and arrests. 

Crime data and information is submitted by state, county and municipal 
law enforcement agencies monthly on the number of offenses known to 
them in the following crime categories: 



The count of offenses is taken from the record of complaints received 
by law enforcement agencies. This information comes from victims, 
witnesses, other sources or discovered by law enforcement during their 
own operation. Complaints determined by subsequent investigation to 
be unfounded are eliminated from count. The resulting number of 
"actual offenses known to law enforcement agencies" in these crime 
categories are reported without regard for whether anyone is arrested, 
stolen property is recovered, local prosecutive policy or any other 
consideration . 

Reported offenses are recorded by the municipality and county in which 
they occur. Municipal law enforcement agencies report those crimes 
which occur within the cities and state. County agencies report those 
crimes which occur in the counties outside the cities. 

A supplemental report is also submitted each month showing the value 
of stolen and recovered property, the type of property and the type 
of offense within a crime category in which it was taken. This report 
also shows the number of stolen vehicles recovered locally and by 
other jurisdictions. In addition, each agency reports the number of 
persons arrested by them or other agencies for crimes which have 
occurred within their jurisdiction. The arrest report also shows the 
age, sex and race of those arrested and the disposition of juveniles 
by the arresting agency. When applicable, supplemental reports are 
submitted regarding the persons, weapons and circumstances, etc., 
involved in homicides, domestic violence incidents, officer assaults 
and "carjackings". In addition, police employee data is collected on 
an annual basis. 

♦Monthly arson reports are submitted for law enforcement agencies by the State 
Fire Marshal's Office and designated county agencies. 



(1) 
(2) 
(3) 
(4) 
(5) 
(6) 
(7) 
(8) 



Criminal Homicide 
Forcible Rape 
Robbery 
Assault 

Breaking or Entering 
Larceny- theft 
Motor Vehicle Theft 
Arson* 



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VERIFICATION PROCESS 



A major concern in the collection of crime statistics for law 
enforcement agencies throughout the state is the uniformity and 
accuracy of data received. Program aides such as guides and 
instructional classes do not necessarily guarantee the accuracy of the 
reports submitted by the contributors, therefore, additional controls 
are necessary. 

Each report received by the UCR section is recorded, examined and 
verified for mathematical accuracy and possibly more important for 
reasonableness. The verification process includes numerous checks to 
ensure the validity of information. The elimination of duplicate 
reporting by individual contributors receives particular attention. 
Minor errors are corrected by telephone contact with the contributors. 
Substantial variations and errors are adjusted through personal 
contacts. The personal contacts are invaluable to the accuracy and 
quality of reporting. Field Records Representatives are engaged in 
a constant educational effort and as such, provide a vital link 
between the UCR Program and the contributor. 



POPULATION DATA 

The computation of crime rates as they appear in this report by 
municipality, county and state are based on the latest available 
population estimates for the year. These population estimates are 
provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation through the 
cooperation and assistance of the United States Bureau of Census. 



LIMITATIONS OF A UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

Information currently collected by the Maryland Program is generally 
the same as that gathered by the National System and the methods of 
classifying and scoring offenses and arrests are the same. This 
readily enables comparisons with other states and with the nation, as 
a whole. However, there are limitations to the information collected 
which should be clearly understood before any conclusions are drawn 
from the UCR data presented in this report. 

The main goal of the UCR Program is to furnish police administrators 
with a measure of their activities and operational problems as 
indicated by the number of reported offenses, arrests, clearances, 
etc . 

A first step in the control of crime is to ascertain the true 
dimensions of the problem. However, present statistics as gathered 
by the UCR Program measure neither the real incidence of crime or the 
full amount of economic loss to victims. Information regarding number 
of offenses, clearances, value and type of property stolen and 



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recovered property are collected only for the eight Part I offenses. 
For Part II offenses the only information submitted is the number of 
arrests for these crimes. Consequently, there is no record of the 
actual number of these offenses occurring, or is there a calculation 
made for property loss . 

The Crime Index does not explicitly take into account the varying 
degrees of seriousness of its seven components (excluding arson) . 
Each crime receives the same weight as it is added to the index, 
consequently, an auto theft is counted the same as a murder and an 
aggravated assault is weighed equally with an attempted breaking or 
entering. Any review of crime must consider the volume, rate and 
trend of each offense that comprises the index and the relationship 
between these seven crimes*. 

The Maryland and National Uniform Crime Reporting Programs are 
designed to measure offenses committed and persons arrested. 
Difficulties can arise if this distinction is not kept clearly in 
mind. Crimes relate to events, arrests relate to persons. Unlike 
traffic violations where there is usually one event, violation and 
offender, a single criminal act can involve several crimes, offenders 
and victims. Relating specific crimes to a criminal or offense to 
evaluate characteristics of those arrested, is generally beyond the 
scope of the present Uniform Crime Reporting System. 

Juvenile crime and arrest statistics, because of their nature, are 
another area of misunderstanding. Many juvenile offenders are handled 
informally, as a consequence, inaccurate or incomplete recording of 
the event or action may result. Procedures for handling juveniles 
vary between departments more so than the handling of adult offenders. 
Furthermore, the degree of juvenile involvement in cleared offenses 
is probably seriously misunderstood because the juvenile clearance 
indicator is recorded only when juveniles are exclusively involved. 
When both adults and juveniles are subjects in a clearance, the 
juvenile participation is not reported. 

The preceding comments should not be viewed as an indictment of the 
Uniform Crime Reporting Program which, admittedly, is designed for the 
operational requirements of law enforcement agencies. While the 
current method of gathering and reporting crime and arrest data 
provide a less than complete picture of criminality in our society, 
the FBI has designed the National Incident Based Reporting System to 
address these limitations. 



♦Arson is not used at this time in computing the Crime Index. 



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CRIME FACTORS 



statistics compiled under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program from 
data submitted by Maryland law enforcement agencies projects a 
statewide view of crime. Awareness of the presence of certain crime 
factors which may influence the resulting volume and type of 
statistics presented is necessary if fair and equitable conclusions 
are to be drawn. These crime influencing factors are present to some 
degree in every community. Their presence affects in varying degrees 
the crime experience of that community. Attempts at comparison of 
crime figures between communities should not be made without first 
considering the individual factors present in each community. 

Crime, as an outgrowth of society, remains a social problem of grave 
concern. The police are limited in their role to its suppression and 
detection. As stated by the President's Commission on Law 
Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice in their report 
"The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society" (1967 - Page 92) : 

"But the fact that the police deal daily with crime does 
not mean that they have unlimited power to prevent it, or 
reduce it, or deter it. The police did not create and 
cannot resolve the social conditions that stimulate 
crime. They did not start and cannot stop the convulsive 
social changes that are taking place in America. They do 
not enact the laws that they are required to enforce, nor 
do they dispose of the criminals they arrest. The police 
are only one part of the criminal justice system; the 
criminal justice system is only one part of the 
government; and the government is only one part of 
society. In so far as crime is a social phenomenon, 
crime prevention is the responsibility of every part of 
society. The criminal process is limited to case by case 
operations, one criminal or one crime at a time." 

Listed below are some of the conditions which affect the type and 
volume of crime that occurs from place to place: 

Density and size of the community population 
and the metropolitan area of which it is a 
part . 

Composition of the population with particular 
reference to age, sex and race. 

Economic status of the population. 



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Relative stability of the population including 
number and ratio of seasonal visitors/ 
residents, commuters and other transients. 

Climate and seasonal weather conditions. 

Educational, recreational and religious 
characteristics . 

Standards governing appointments to the police 
force . 

Policies of the prosecuting officials and the 
courts . 

Attitude of the public toward law enforcement 
problems . 

The administrative and investigative efficiency 
of the local law enforcement agency, including 
the degree of adherence to crime reporting 
standards . 

Organization and cooperation of adjoining and 
overlapping police jurisdictions. 



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CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 



The crime counts listed in this publication are actual offenses 
established by police investigation. When police receive a complaint 
of a crime and the follow-up investigation discloses no crime 
occurred, it is "unfounded". In 1999, police investigations that were 
"unfounded" represented 3 percent of the complaints concerning index 
offenses, ranging from 1 percent in the aggravated assault category 
to 16 percent in the rape category as compared to 1998, when there was 
1 percent "unfounded" in the aggravated assault category and 21 
percent in the rape category. 

Actual crime index offenses (excluding those from Baltimore City) 
totaled 186,077 as reported by law enforcement agencies in Maryland 
during the calendar year 1999. This represents a decrease of 6 
percent when compared to the 1998 total (excluding those from 
Baltimore City) of 198,745 crime index offenses. 

Baltimore City reported in 1999 a total of 75,842 crime index 
offenses, with a breakdown as follows: Murder 305, Rape 374, robbery 
7,462, Aggravated Assault 10,536, Breaking or Entering 12,386, 
Larceny-Theft 37,524, and Motor Vehicle Theft 7,255. 

Jt should be noted that Baltimore Police Department conducted an audit 
and review of its crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence 
resulted in the revision of certain criminal statistics reported to 
the Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program administered by the 
Department of Maryland State Police. For more information regarding 
Baltimore Police Department's reporting methodology refer to their 
letter following the Executive Summary. 

The Crime Index Offenses represent the most common problem to law 
enforcement. They are serious crimes by their nature, volume, or 
frequency of occurrence. They are categorized as Violent Crimes, 
which includes Murder, Forcible Rape, Robbery and Aggravated Assault, 
or as Property Crimes which includes Breaking or Entering, Larceny- 
Theft and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

VIOLENT CRIME 

violent Crimes involve the element of personal confrontation between 
the perpetrator and the victim; consequently, they are considered more 
serious than Property Crimes because of their very nature. These 
offenses accounted for 16 percent of the total Crime Index for 1999, 
compared to 15 percent in 1998. Violent Crime increased 3 percent 
compared to 1998. 

Analyzing the Violent Crimes by month reveals August had the greatest 
frequency of occurrence, while February had the lowest. In 1998, 
December had the highest frequency of occurrence and November had the 
lowest . 



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PROPERTY CRIMES 



The number of Property Crimes reported during 1999, was more than 5 
times greater than the number of Violent Crimes reported. As a group, 
Property Crimes made up 84 percent of the total Crime Index m 1999, 
compared to 85 percent in 1998. Property Crime decreased 6 percent m 
1999. A monthly analysis showed August had the highest frequency of 
occurrence and February the lowest, the same as in 1998. 

RATES 

Crime Rates relate the incidence of crime to the resident population. 
Many other factors which may contribute to the volume and type of 
crime in a given jurisdiction are not incorporated here, but are shown 
in the section entitled "Crime Factors". 

In 1999, the Crime Rate for Maryland was 5,064.2 victims for every 
100,000 population. This represents a 5 percent decrease in the Crime 
Rate when compared to the 1998 rate of 5,347.4. 

The 1999 Crime Rate for the Violent Crime group was 816.0 victims per 
100,000 inhabitants, a 2 percent increase compared with the 1998 rate 
of 794.2. The Property Crime group had a rate of 4,248.1 victims, a 
6 percent decrease when compared to the 1998 rate of 4,553.2. 

CLEARANCES 

For Uniform Crime Reporting purposes, a crime is cleared when police 
have identified the offender, have evidence to charge him and actually 
take him into custody. Solutions of crimes are also recorded in 
exceptional instances where some element beyond police control 
precludes formal charges against the offender, such as the victim's 
refusal to prosecute or local prosecution is declined because the 
subject is being prosecuted elsewhere for a crime committed in another 
jurisdiction. The arrest of one person can clear several crimes or 
several persons may be arrested in the process of solving one crime. 

Maryland Law Enforcement Agencies cleared 22 percent of all Index 
Offenses reported to them in 1999, compared to 23 percent in 1998. 

The Violent Crimes recorded a 44 percent clearance rate in 1999 
compared to 48 percent in 1998. The Property Crime group experienced 
a 17 percent clearance rate in 1999, compared to 19 percent in 1998. 

Considered individually the 1999 Violent Crime clearance rate was 
determined to be 46 percent of the Murders, 56 percent of the Rapes, 
24 percent of the Robberies and 54 percent of the Aggravated Assaults. 
The Property Crime clearance rates were 16 percent for Breaking or 
Entering, 19 percent for Larceny-Theft and 15 percent for Motor 
Vehicle Theft. 



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The relatively high clearance rate for Violent Crimes as compared to 
Non-Violent Property Crimes is in part attributable to the volume 
difference between the two. Property Crime volume is much greater 
than that of Violent Crime and police investigation of Violent Crime 
is usually more intense. While the element of direct contact between 
the victim and perpetrator, as well as witness identification also 
contributes to this higher rate of solution for Violent Crime, stealth 
is involved to a greater degree in the Property Crime. 

JUVENILE CLEARANCES 

A juvenile clearance is the clearance of an offense in which all of 
the offenders involved were under the age of 18. If even one of the 
offenders was over 17 years of age, the clearance of that offense is 
not considered a juvenile clearance. In 1999, such juvenile 
clearances represented 19 percent of all clearances, the same as 
1998 . 

Juvenile clearances in the Violent Crime category represented 15 
percent of the total cleared in 1999. The clearances in Violent 
Crimes are; Homicide 5 percent. Rape 7 percent. Robbery 17 percent and 
Aggravated Assault 15 percent. Juvenile clearances were 14 percent of 
all clearances in the Violent Crime category in 1998. 

In the Property Crime category, clearances involving Juvenile 
offenders represented 22 percent of the total cases cleared in 1999. 
The clearances in Property crimes are; Burglary 20 percent, Larceny- 
Theft 21 percent and Motor Vehicle Theft 27 percent. Juvenile 
clearances were 21 percent of all clearances in the Property Crime 
category in 1998. 

STOLEN PROPERTY VALUE 

The total value of Property Stolen during 1999 was $287,106,902 which 
represents a 4 percent decrease from 1998. Recovered Property 
amounted to $112,441,727 which is 39 percent of the total stolen, 
resulting in a $174,665,175 property loss to victims in the State of 
Maryland during 1999. This property loss represents a 4 percent 
decrease when compared to the property loss in 1998. 

5 YEAR TREND 

5 YEAR 





AVERAGE 


1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


Stolen 


351 


287 


299 


356 


399 


414 


Recovered 


113 


112 


117 


125 


161 


151 



Value in Millions 



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MURDER 



MURDER 



Murder and non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non- 
negligent) killing of one human being by another. 

VOLUME AND RATE 

During 1999, a total of 492 murders were reported, this represents 
a 4 percent decrease over 1998. Murder accounted for .1 percent of 
all violent crime and .2 percent of the crime index. In 1999, 
there were 9.5 murders per 100,000 population. 

ANALYSIS OF MURDER 

In 1999, 224 murders were cleared with 5 percent of these 
clearances involving only juvenile offenders. A total of 652 
persons were arrested for murder during 1999. A breakdown of 
persons arrested for murder was 92 percent male, 8 percent female, 
8 percent juvenile, 86 percent black, 13 percent white and less 
than 1 percent consisting of American Indian and Asian. 

During 1999, 184 of the murder victims were in the 30 and older age 
group representing 37 percent of the total. 

Handguns were used in 71 percent of the reported murders in 1999. 
This represents a 12 percent increase in their use when compared to 
the handgun use in 1998. 

The next most used weapon was a knife accounting for 9 percent of 
the reported murders in 1999. This represents a 39 percent de- 
crease compared to 1998. 

Drug related murders accounted for 4 percent of the total, the same 
as in 1998. 

Family members as offenders in murder accounted for 9 percent while 
boyfriend or girlfriend (those not cohabitating) reflects 1 percent 
of the total reported. There was a 16 percent decrease in family 
related murders while boyfriend or girlfriend murders decreased 3 3 
percent. Additionally, an acquaintance is listed in 7 percent of 
the murders reported in 1999. Strangers and unknown relationships 
accounted for two other large categories, 5 percent and 93 percent 
respectively. 

In 47 percent of the murders, the offenders are unknown and not 
described. When the race of the victim and offender is known the 
offender is most often someone of the same race. 



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VICTIM, DESC RIBKI) OFFENDER 
RACE RELA HONS 



VI CTIM 


TOTAL 
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:.:STRIBUTION 


White 


73 


4 7 


33 


70 % 


Black 


403 


210 


200 


95 % 


Asian 


12 


6 


3 


50 % 


American 
Indian 


1 








N/A 


Unknown 


3 


N/A 


N/A 


N/A 



MURDER 

Total Number of Murders 



600 



400 
300 
200 
100 



1980 



1985 



1990 



1995 



1999 



MURDER RATE 

Murder Rate per 100,000 Population 



14.0 
12.0 
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4.0 

2.0 



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1975 1980 



T \ r 
1985 



1990 



1995 1999 



15 



Murder by County 





1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


5 Year 
Average 


Allegany 







1 




1 


1 


Anne Arundel 


7 


7 


12 


16 


17 


12 


Baltimore 


30 


20 


23 


34 


38 


29 


Calvert 


1 





~ 


1 


4 


2 


Caroline 















1 


Carroll 


— 


2 


3 


1 


1 


2 


Cecil 





5 


1 


2 


~ 




Charles 


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4 


4 


1 1 


10 


6 


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5 




1 





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Frederick 


1 


1 


2 


4 


4 


2 


Garrett 











1 


1 





Harford 


6 


9 


3 


6 


5 


6 


Howard 


6 


6 


1 


5 


3 


4 


Kent 


3 





1 








1 


Montgomery 


13 


13 


23 


13 


21 


17 


Prince George's 


95 


107 


83 


142 


137 


1 13 


Queen Anne's 





2 


1 


1 





1 


St. Mary's 


2 


5 


3 


3 


3 




Somerset 





2 


3 


1 


5 




Talbot 


1 


1 


6 


4 


1 


3 


Washington 


4 


3 


6 


1 


5 


4 


Wicomico 


4 


4 


7 


3 


4 


4 


Worcester 


2 


1 


2 


2 


4 


2 


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3 


1 


County Total 


187 


196 


188 


255 


271 


219 


♦Statewide agencies report offenses but do not identify county of occurrence. 


♦♦Baltimore City 


305 


315 


313 


333 


325 318 



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RAPE 



RAPE 



Forcible rape is defined as the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and 
against her will. 

VOLUME AND RATE 

During 1999, 1,108 actual forcible rapes were reported, this represents a 
10 percent decrease over 1998 (excluding those occurring in Baltimore City 
for both years) . Rape accounted for 5 percent of the violent crime and .6 
percent of the crime index. In 1999, there were 24.5 forcible rapes per 
100,000 population. 

There were 374 rapes reported in Baltimore City during 1999. The rape 
rate is 57.5 rapes per 100,000 population. 

Jt should be noted that Baltimore Police Department conducted an audit and 
review of its crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence resulted in 
the revision of certain criminal statistics reported to the Statewide 
Uniform Crime Reporting Program administered by the Department of Maryland 
State Police. For more information regarding Baltimore Police 

Department ' s reporting methodology refer to their letter following the 
Executive Summary. 

ANALYSIS OF RAPE 

Rape by force accounted for 87 percent of all forcible rapes and 13 
percent were attempt to rape. 

In 1999, 833 forcible rapes were cleared with 7 percent of these 
clearances involving only juvenile offenders. 

A total of 537 persons were arrested for forcible rape during 1999. A 
breakdown of persons arrested for forcible rape was, 15 percent juvenile, 
62 percent black, 38 percent white and less than 1 percent consisting of 
American Indian and Asian. 

5 YEAR TREND 
OFFENSES & CRIME RATE* 

5 Year 





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1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


Force 


1, 565 


1, 286 


1, 506 


1, 548 


1, 652 


1,833 


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243 


196 


201 


265 


255 


297 


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1, 808 


1,482 


1,707 


1, 813 


1, 907 


2, 130 


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36 


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♦Rapes per 100,000 population 

**As a 5 year trend, this total includes Baltimore City 



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RAPE 



Number of Rapes Excluding Baltimore City 



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Rate Per 100,000 Population | 
(Excluding Baltimore City) 














































































































h 

































































1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 1999 



25 



Rape by County 





1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


5 Year 
Average 


Allegany 


19 


18 


15 


15 


16 


17 


Anne Arundel 


117 


117 


90 


86 


111 


104 


Baltimore 


190 


226 


256 


276 


251 


240 


Calvert 


17 


16 


11 


12 


22 


16 


Caroline 


17 


14 


12 


11 


12 


13 


Carroll 


33 


38 


33 


30 


30 


33 


Cecil 


22 


28 


16 


13 


11 


18 


Charles 


30 


35 


39 


42 


37 


37 


Dorchester 


7 


9 


20 


15 


19 


14 


Frederick 


49 


48 


46 


42 


40 


45 


Garrett 


4 


8 


13 


3 


5 


7 


Harford 


34 


24 


52 


51 


64 


45 


Howard 


29 


41 


33 


34 


33 


34 


Kent 


2 


7 


4 


1 


6 


4 


Montgomery 


136 


167 


189 


160 


222 


175 


Prince George's 


265 


305 


347 


344 


405 


333 


Queen Anne's 


6 


11 


9 


3 


15 


9 


St. Mary's 


31 


25 


32 


30 


23 


28 


Somerset 


14 


7 


16 


8 


13 


12 


Talbot 


9 


6 


11 


8 


13 


9 


Washington 


22 


26 


31 


23 


28 


26 


Wicomico 


42 


40 


29 


36 


47 


39 


Worcester 


13 


20 


29 


20 


23 


21 


*Statewide Agencies 





1 





1 








County Total 


1.108 


1.237 


1,333 


1.264 


1.446 


1.278 


* Statewide agencies report offei 


ises but do not identify county of occurrence. 


1 **Baltimore City 


374 


470 


480 


643 


684 


530 



**Refer to letter from Baltimore Police Department following executive summary 



26 



ROBBERY 



ROBBERY 



Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, 
custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or 
violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. 

VOLUME AND RATES 

During 1999, there were 6,662 robberies reported, this represents a 12 percent 
decrease over 1998 (excluding those occurring in Baltimore City for both years) . 
Robbery accounted for 28 percent of the violent crime and 4 percent of the crime 
index. In 1999, there were 147.3 robberies per 100,000 population. 

There were 7,462 robberies reported in Baltimore City during 1999. The robbery 
rate is 1,147.0 robberies per 100,000 population. 

It should be noted that Baltimore Police Department conducted an audit and 
review of its crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence resulted in the 
revision of certain criminal statistics reported to the Statewide Uniform Crime 
Reporting Program administered by the Department of Maryland State Police. For 
more information regarding Baltimore Police Department ' s reporting methodology 
refer to their letter following the Executive Summary. 

ANALYSIS OF ROBBERY 

During 1999, 59 percent of the robberies were committed on the street, while 
only 1 percent were bank robberies. Of the total number of robberies committed, 
firearm accounted for 47 percent while robberies committed with no weapon 
accounted for 37 percent of the total. In 1999, 3,435 robberies were cleared 
with 17 percent of these clearances involving only juvenile offenders. 

A total of 3,593 persons were arrested for robbery during 1999. A breakdown of 
persons arrested for robbery was 92 percent male, 8 percent female, 32 percent 
juvenile, 79 percent black, 20 percent white and 1 percent consisting of 
American Indian and Asian. 



DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 


Classification 


Number of 
Offenses 


Percent of 
Distribution 




Total 
Value 


Highway 


8, 279 


58% 


$ 


2 , 740 , 837 


Commercial House 


2,210 


16% 




2, 638, 548 


Service Station 


270 


2% 




177, 016 


Convenience Store 


516 


4% 




147, 362 


Residence 


1, 406 


10% 




1,238, 507 


Bank 


172 


1% 




1, 191, 141 


Miscellaneous 


1,271 


9% 




1, 317, 556 


♦Total 


14, 124 


100% 


$ 


9,450, 967 



♦This total includes Baltimore City 



28 



ROBBERY 



Number of Robberies Excluding Baltimore City 



4,000- 



2,000- 



1975 



1995 1999 



Rate per 100,000 Population 
(Excluding Baltimore City) 



250 



200 



150 



100 



50 



r 







29 



Robbery by County 





1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


5 Year 
A\'erase 


Allegany 


20 


16 


8 


13 


18 


15 


Anne Arundel 


541 


631 


580 


771 


763 


657 


Baltimore 


1.708 


1,878 


2.482 


2.427 


2.473 


2.194 


Calvert 


16 


12 


19 


9 


8 


13 


Caroline 


14 


14 


15 


10 


10 


13 


Carroll 


56 


64 


58 


63 


47 


58 


Cecil 


37 


48 


56 


37 


31 


42 


Charles 


124 


136 


135 


116 


151 


132 


Dorchester 


30 


21 


27 


32 


41 


30 


Frederick 


134 


96 


136 


128 


141 


127 


Garrett 


5 


1 


3 


2 





2 


Harford 


146 


147 


171 


134 


151 


150 


Howard 


240 


187 


222 


251 


213 


223 


Kent 


7 


3 


7 


4 


2 


5 


Montgomery 


713 


796 


913 


1,038 


1,088 


910 


Prince George s 


2.474 


3,146 


3,263 


4,078 


4,403 


3,473 


Queen Anne's 


8 


12 


14 


8 


8 


10 


St. Mary's 


42 


47 


54 


45 


51 


48 


Somerset 


1 1 


9 


16 


18 


12 


13 


Talbot 


27 


22 


29 


35 


17 


26 


Washington 


107 


117 


119 


88 


66 


99 


Wicomico 


158 


116 


118 


156 


192 


148 


Worcester 


44 


64 


45 


42 


41 


47 


*Statewide Agencies 





2 


3 


1 


7 


3 


County Total 


6,662 


7.585 


8.493 


9.506 


9,934 


8,436 


*Statewide agencies report offenses but do not identify county of occurrence. 


1 **Baltimore City 


7,462 


7,718 


8,665 


10,429 1 11.397 


9,134 



'*Refer to letter from Baltimore Police Department following executive summary 



30 



AGGRAVATED 
ASSAULT 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the 
purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. 

VOLUME AND RATE 

During 1999, 15,569 aggravated assaults were reported, this represents a 
1 percent decrease over 1998 (excluding those occurring in Baltimore City 
for both years) . Aggravated assault accounted for 66 percent of the 
violent crime and 8 percent of the crime index. In 1999, there were 55,974 
simple assaults reported (excluding those occurring in Baltimore City) . 
The rate is 344.3 aggravated assaults per 100,000 population. 

There were 10,536 aggravated assaults and 20,723 simple assaults reported 
in Baltimore City during 1999. The rate is 1,619.5 aggravated assaults per 
100,000 population. 

It should he noted that Baltimore Police Department conducted an audit and 
review of its crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence resulted in the 
revision of certain criminal statistics reported to the Statewide Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program administered by the Department of Maryland State 
Police. For more information regarding Baltimore Police Department's 
reporting methodology refer to their letter following the Executive 
Summary. 

ANALYSIS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

During 1999, 19 percent of the aggravated assaults were with firearms, 22 
percent with a knife or cutting instrument, 45 percent with other weapon 
and 14 percent with personal weapons; hands, fist, feet, etc. 

In 1999, 14,118 aggravated assaults were cleared with 15 percent of these 
clearances involving only juvenile offenders. A total of 7,623 persons 
were arrested for aggravated assault during 1999. A breakdown of persons 
arrested for aggravated assault was 75 percent male, 25 percent female, 24 
percent juvenile, 58 percent black, 41 percent white and 1 percent 
consisting of American Indian and Asian. 



5 YEAR TREND 





5 Year 
Average 


1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


Firearm 


4 , 874 


4, 975 


4 ,407 


4 , 521 


5, 041 


5, 428 


Knife 


5, 224 


5, 832 


5, 263 


5,210 


4, 996 


4 , 819 


Other 


10, 759 


11, 769 


10, 345 


10,425 


10, 636 


10, 620 


Hands , etc . 


3, 838 


3 , 529 


3,245 


3 , 458 


4, 125 


4 , 832 


♦Total 


24, 695 


26, 105 


23,260 


23,614 


24,798 


25,699 


*As a 5 year 


trend, this 


total includes Baltimore City 







32 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



Number of Aggravated Assaults Excluding Baltimore City 

20.000-1 



15.000 



10,000 



5,000 



I I I V 'i ' V 'i' 'i' ' r 'i ! 'r ' i' 'i' 'i i' 'i' 'i' '' ' ; ':' 
1975 1980 1965 1990 1995 1999 



Rate Per 100,000 Population 
(Excluding Baltimore City) 



500.0 ^ 
400.0 - 








300.0 - 
















































































200.0 - 
100.0 - 
















































































































































































0.0 - 










T- 




LJ 




































1 












_l_t 
















-r 




-r 













1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 1999 



33 



Aggravated Assault by County 





1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


Average 


Allegany 


244 


249 


340 


299 


372 


301 


Anne Arundel 


2.157 


1.813 


1.416 


1.267 


1.081 


1.547 


Baltimore 


4,171 


4.005 


4.572 


4.690 


4.935 


4,475 


Calvert 


245 


220 


187 


192 


203 


209 


Caroline 


221 


174 


142 


138 


129 


161 


Carroll 


190 


190 


204 


268 


186 


208 


Cecil 


395 


382 


327 


321 


287 


342 


Charles 


544 


454 


539 


477 


522 


507 


Dorchester 


157 


157 


169 


154 


198 


167 


Frederick 


531 


528 


529 


782 


555 


585 


Garrett 


21 


23 


55 


31 


51 


36 


Harford 


377 


358 


427 


363 


418 


389 


Howard 


215 


207 


298 


343 


382 


289 


Kent 


31 


29 


44 


53 


77 


47 


Montgomery 


830 


1,038 


1,171 


1,075 


1,190 


1,061 


Prince George's 


3,827 


4.310 


3,579 


4,499 


4.031 


4,049 


Queen Anne's 


64 


82 


67 


49 


57 


64 


St. Mary's 


201 


203 


250 


253 


260 


233 


Somerset 


115 


113 


90 


106 


55 


96 


Talbot 


77 


120 


93 


85 


159 


107 


Washington 


280 


356 


366 


318 


398 


344 


Wicomico 


436 


368 


374 


538 


505 


444 


Worcester 


217 


256 


267 


204 


202 


229 


*Statewide Agencies 


23 


20 


36 


77 


274 


86 


Countv Total 


15,569 


15.655 


15,542 


16,582 


16,527 


15.975 


* Statewide agencies report offenses but do not identify county of occurrence. 


**Baltimore City 


1 10,536 


7,605 1 


8,072 


8.216 1 


9.172 


8.720 



**Refer to letter from Baltimore Police Department following executive summary 



34 



BREAKING 

OR 
ENTERING 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 



Breaking or entering is defined as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit 
a felony or a theft . 

VOLUME AND RATE 

During 1999, a total of 31,243 breaking or entering offenses were reported, this 
represents a 8 percent decrease over 1998 (excluding those occurring in Baltimore 
City for both years) . Breaking or entering accounted for 19 percent of the 
property crime and 17 percent of the crime index. In 1999, there were 691.0 
breaking or entering offenses per 100,000 population. 

There were 12,386 breaking or entering offenses reported in Baltimore City during 
1999. The breaking or entering rate is 1,903.8 offenses per 100,000 population. 

It should be noted that Baltimore Police Department conducted an audit and review 
of its crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence resulted in the revision of 
certain criminal statistics reported to the Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting 
Program administered by the Department of Maryland State Police. For more 
information regarding Baltimore Police Department's reporting methodology refer 
to their letter following the Executive Summary. 

ANALYSIS OF BREAKING OR ENTERING 

During 1999, 70 percent of the breaking or entering offenses involved forcible 
entry, 21 percent were unlawful entry without force and 10 percent were recorded 
as attempted forcible entry. Residential offenses accounted for 67 percent of 
the total offenses while 33 percent were nonresidential. The average dollar 
value loss was $1,163. In 1999, 6,929 breaking or entering offenses were cleared 
with 20 percent of these clearances involving only juvenile offenders. 

A total of 8,485 persons were arrested for breaking or entering during 1999. A 
breakdown of these arrests was 87 percent male, 13 percent female, 29 percent 
juvenile, 52 percent black, 47 percent white and 1 percent consisting of American 
Indian and Asian. 

PLACE AND TIME OF OCCURRENCE 



Classification 






Number of 
Offenses 


Percent 
Distribution 




Total Value 


Residence Total 






29, 057 


66% 


$ 


32, 954, 993 


Night 6 P.M.- 


6A. 


.M. 


7, 456 


17% 




5 , 866 ,417 


Day 6 A . M . - 


6P. 


.M. 


11, 394 


26% 




14,032,408 


Unknown 






10, 207 


23% 




13 , 056 , 168 


Non Residence 






14,572 


34% 


$ 


17,773, 178 


Night 6 P.M.- 


6A. 


.M. 


5, 901 


14% 




7, 083,485 


Day 6 A . M . - 


6P. 


.M. 


2,486 


6% 




2,049,491 


Unknown 






6, 185 


14% 




8 , 640 , 202 


♦Grand Total 






43,629 


100% 


$ 


50,728, 171 



♦This total includes Baltimore City 



36 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 



Number of Breaking or Enterings Excluding Baltimore City 



40,000- 



20,000- 



10,000- 



•|' "I" 
1095 



Rate Per 100,000 Population 
(Excluding Baltimore City) 



1,600.0 
1,400.0 
1,200.0 
1,000.0 
800.0 
600.0 
400.0 
200.0 
0.0 



1880 



1 — I — \ — I — r 

1880 19B5 



37 



Breaking or Entering by County 





1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


5 ^'ear 
Average 


Allegany 


394 


446 


441 


450 


387 


424 


.Ajine Arundel 


3.495 


3,525 


3.817 


4.003 


3.498 


3.668 


Baltimore 


6.194 


6.993 


7,266 


6,972 


7.637 


7.012 


Calvert 


325 


340 


345 


342 


338 


338 


Caroline 


256 


291 


252 


207 


187 


239 


Carroll 


676 


805 


803 


654 


656 


719 


Cecil 


693 


763 


607 


587 


555 


641 


Charles 


642 


761 


760 


838 


948 


790 


Dorchester 


271 


203 


247 


305 


255 


256 


Frederick 


782 


829 


757 


691 


812 


774 


Garrett 


141 


181 


160 


148 


139 


154 


Harford 


936 


936 


1,182 


1.317 


1,145 


1,103 


Howard 


1,317 


1,213 


1,497 


1,280 


1.431 


1,348 


Kent 


139 


135 


113 


108 


126 


124 


Montgomery 


3,873 


4,218 


4,144 


4,670 


4,817 


4,344 


Prince George's 


7,985 


8.913 


9,203 


9,319 


10,231 


9,130 


Queen Anne's 


306 


255 


236 


215 


160 


234 


St. Mar>''s 


426 


504 


619 


609 


541 


540 


Somerset 


210 


230 


235 


224 


228 


225 


Talbot 


212 


273 


228 


200 


218 


226 


Washington 


667 


660 


709 


698 


635 


674 


Wicomico 


868 


1,041 


986 


1,036 


1,156 


1,017 


Worcester 


420 


413 


366 


541 


457 


439 


*Statewide Agencies 


15 


28 


25 


15 


49 


26 


County Total 


31.243 


33,956 


34,998 


35.429 


36.606 


34,446 


♦Statewide agencies report offenses but do not identify county of occurrence. 


**Baltimore City 


12,386 


13,279 


12.841 


14.887 


16.705 


14.020 



**Refer to letter from Baltimore Police Department following executive summary 



38 



LARCENY - 
THEFT 



LARCENY-THEFT 



Larceny- theft is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of 
property from the possession or constructive possession of another. 

VOLUME AND RATE 

During 1999, a total of 112,496 larceny- theft offenses were reported, this 
represents a 7 percent decrease over 1998 (excluding those occurring in 
Baltimore City for both years) . Larceny- theft accounted for 69 percent of 
the property crime and 60 percent of the crime index. In 1999, there were 
2,488.1 larceny- theft offenses per 100,000 population. 

There were 37,524 larceny- theft offenses reported in Baltimore City during 
1999. The larceny- theft rate is 5,767.7 offenses per 100,000 population. 

It should be noted that Baltimore Police Department conducted an audit and 
review of its crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence resulted in the 
revision of certain criminal statistics reported to the Statewide Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program administered by the Department of Maryland State 
Police. For more information regarding Baltimore Police Department ' s 
reporting methodology refer to their letter following the Executive Summary . 

ANALYSIS OF LARCENY-THEFT 

Of the total larceny- thefts reported, the highest percentage 26 were from 
motor vehicle while pocket -picking accounted for the lowest percentage of 0. 
In 1999, 28,236 larceny- theft offenses were cleared with 21 percent of these 
clearances involving only juvenile offenders. 

A total of 26,448 persons were arrested for larceny- theft during 1999. The 
breakdown of persons arrested for larceny- theft was 69 percent male, 31 
percent female, 29 percent juvenile, 53 percent black, 46 percent white and 
1 percent consisting of American Indian and Asian. 

Law Enforcement Agencies reported a total value of $79,233,636 stolen in 
larceny-theft offenses. 

NATURE OF LARCENY-THEFTS 



Classification 


Number of 


Percent 




Total 




Offenses 


Distribution 




Value 


Pocket - Picking 


625 


0% 


$ 


112, 962 


Purse Snatching 


881 


1% 




154 ,484 


Shoplifting 


22,687 


15% 




4 , 345, 076 


From Auto 


38,465 


25% 




20, 861, 953 


Auto Part & Accessories 


25, 597 


17% 




5, 506, 804 


Bicycles 


6, 765 


5% 




1, 528, 627 


From Buildings 


22, 568 


15% 




17, 090, 718 


From coin Operated Machines 


991 


1% 




185, 062 


All Other 


31, 441 


21% 




29, 447, 950 


♦Grand Total 


150, 020 


100% 


$ 


79,233,636 


*This Total includes Baltimore City 



40 



LARCENY-THEFT 



140,000 
120,000 
100,000 
80,000 
60.000- 
40,000- 
20,000- 



Number of Larceny-Thefts Excluding Baltimore City 



T — \ — r 

1980 



1985 



1990 1995 



3,500.0 



3,000.0 
2.500.0 
2.000.0 
1.500.0 
1.000.0 



500.0 



0.0 



Rate Per 100,000 Population 
(Excluding Baltimore City) 



41 



Larceny-Theft by County 





1 999 


1998 


1 997 


1996 


1 995 


5 ^ ear 
Average 


Allegany 


1.624 


1.750 


1.739 


1.681 


1.487 


1.656 


Anne Arundel 


13.419 


13.432 


14.055 


14.433 


14.035 


13.875 


Baltimore 


20.975 


23.596 


25.894 


26,296 


25.998 


24.552 


Calvert 


983 


973 


989 


971 


932 


970 


Caroline 


572 


608 


565 


606 


424 


555 


Carroll 


2,251 


2.480 


2,336 


2,251 


2.422 


2.348 


Cecil 


1,666 


1,657 


1,524 


1.444 


1.620 


1.582 


Charles 


2,781 


3,486 


3,105 


3,140 


3.258 


3,154 


Dorchester 


645 


612 


930 


873 


743 


761 


Frederick 


3.012 


3,013 


3,136 


3,298 


3,222 


3,136 


Garrett 


321 


363 


367 


387 


363 


360 


Harford 


3.582 


3,668 


3,818 


3,946 


3,851 


3,773 


Howard 


5.261 


5,457 


6,479 


6,345 


6,148 


5.938 


Kent 


169 


274 


208 


230 


321 


240 


Montgomery 


19.017 


22,044 


23,014 


24,449 


24,307 


22,566 


Prince George's 


25,755 


27,506 


27,344 


30.052 


30,856 


28,303 


Queen Anne's 


776 


660 


611 


643 


562 


650 


St. Mary's 


1.331 


1,575 


1,838 


1,656 


1,452 


1,570 


Somerset 


443 


435 


450 


515 


441 


457 


Talbot 


776 


806 


778 


829 


810 


800 


Washington 


1,960 


1,947 


2,048 


2,251 


2,172 


2,076 


Wicomico 


2.493 


2,442 


2,695 


3,341 


3,103 


2,815 


Worcester 


1.844 


1,989 


1,965 


1,909 


1,995 


1,940 


*Statewide Agencies 


840 


805 


585 


560 


814 


721 


County Total 


112.496 


121,578 


126,473 


132,106 


131,336 


124,798 


♦Statewide agencies report offenses but do not identify county of occurrence. 


**Baltimore City 


37,524 


36.853 


39,581 


43,177 


46,750 


40,777 



**Refer to letter from Baltimore Police Department following executive summary 



42 



MOTOR 
VEHICLE 
THEFT 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



Motor vehicle theft is defined as the theft or attempted theft of a motor 
vehicle . 

VOLUME AND RATE 

During 1999, there were 18,812 motor vehicle thefts reported, this 
represents a 9 percent decrease over 1998 (excluding those occurring in 
Baltimore City for both years) . Motor vehicle theft accounted for 12 
percent of the property crime and 10 percent of the crime index. In 1999, 
there were 416.1 motor vehicle thefts per 100,000 population. 

There were 7,255 motor vehicle thefts reported in Baltimore City during 
1999. The motor vehicle theft rate is 1,115.1 offenses per 100,000 
population . 

It should be noted that Baltimore Police Department conducted an audit and 
review of its crime reporting system. This 1999 occurrence resulted in the 
revision of certain criminal statistics reported to the Statewide Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program administered by the Department of Maryland State 
Police. For more information regarding Baltimore Police Department' s 
reporting methodology refer to their letter following the Executive 
Summary. 

ANALYSIS OF MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

During 1999, 72 percent of the motor vehicle thefts were automobiles, 22 
percent were trucks and buses and 6 percent were other motor vehicles. 
There were 18,142 recovered vehicles accounting for 70 percent of the total 
reported stolen. 

In 1999, 3,817 motor vehicle thefts were cleared with 27 percent of these 
clearances involving only juvenile offenders. 

A total of 4,625 persons were arrested for motor vehicle theft during 1999. 
A breakdown of persons arrested for motor vehicle theft was 88 percent 
male, 12 percent female, 41 percent juvenile, 72 percent black, 28 percent 
white and less than 1 percent consisting of American Indian and Asian. 

Law Enforcement Agencies reported a total value $147,629,786 stolen in 
motor vehicle thefts. 

5 YEAR TREND 

5 YEAR 





AVERAGE 


1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


Auto 


24 , 084 


18, 797 


20,595 


23 , 680 


28, 072 


29, 276 


Truck 


6, 025 


5, 777 


6,200 


5, 753 


6 , 780 


5, 616 


Other 


1, 312 


1,493 


1, 345 


1, 213 


1, 224 


1, 284 


♦Total 


31,421 


26,067 


28, 140 


30, 646 


36, 076 


36,176 



*As a 5 year trend, this total includes Baltimore City 



44 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



Number of Motor Vehicle Thefts Excluding Baltimore City 



25,000- 
















































20,000 4 
























































15,000- 
10,000- 
5,000- 

n - 

































































































1975 1960 1965 1990 1995 1999 

Rate Per 100,000 Population 

(Excluding Baltimore City) 
700.0 ^ 

600.0 =r-r] 

500.0 FT ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~n 

400.0 -tTI r-j rr '-~ ~' ~ h"' ~ - -T - 

300.0— - -H-' - - -• -J-?-' - 

200.0—, - -• - 

100.0 — ; - ' -■' -. - -T-k -■• -; - ■' - 

0.0 I I.,. I ly i I ' ^ '1 I p ' I I t 'l I l | l I 'l I ^ y i ^ 1 4 ' Ej-J Lyl L ^l L ij .l L^.l 1 ^1 L,l l^.l 

1S75 1080 1985 1990 1995 1999 



45 



Motor Vehicle Theft by County 





1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


5 Year 
Average 


Allegany 


78 


95 


69 


81 


71 


79 


Anne Arundel 


1.418 


1,529 


1.760 


1,797 


1.863 


1.673 


Baltimore 


2,953 


3.367 


4,185 


4,751 


5,406 


4,132 


Calvert 


89 


69 


52 


70 


52 


66 


Caroline 


65 


56 


39 


48 


42 


50 


Carroll 


165 


181 


170 


170 


184 


174 


Cecil 


153 


126 


173 


140 


176 


154 


Charles 


272 


377 


373 


420 


474 


383 


Dorchester 


53 


37 


66 


74 


68 


60 


Fredenck 


252 


213 


230 


239 


267 


240 


Garrett 


25 


25 


26 


19 


35 


26 


Harford 


359 


403 


336 


399 


345 


368 


Howard 


704 


612 


753 


787 


844 


740 


Kent 


17 


28 


19 


8 


31 


21 


Montgomery 


2.667 


2,815 


3,226 


3,329 


3,388 


3.085 


Prince George's 


8,619 


9,836 


9,287 


11,644 


10,864 


10,050 


Queen Anne's 


61 


81 


43 


57 


60 


60 


St. Mary's 


75 


79 


104 


78 


70 


81 


Somerset 


36 


33 


31 


25 


15 


28 


Talbot 


43 


36 


61 


58 


52 


50 


Washington 


258 


256 


319 


222 


200 


251 


Wicomico 


218 


253 


244 


248 


222 


237 


Worcester 


120 


112 


93 


104 


103 


106 


* Statewide Agencies 


112 


146 


131 


122 


134 


129 


County Total 


18,812 


20,765 


21,790 


24,890 


24,966 


22.245 


♦Statewide agencies report offenses but do not identify county of occurrence. 


**Baltimore City 


7,255 


7,375 


8.856 


11,186 1 11,210 


9,176 



**Refer to letter from Baltimore Police Department following executive summary 



46 



ARSON 



ARSON 



Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or 
without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor 
vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. 

VOLUME AND RATE 

During 1999, there were 2,234 arson's reported, this represents a 14 
percent decrease over 1998. Since arson is not included in the crime 
index total, therefore, Baltimore City figures are included in these 
totals. In 1999, there were 43.2 arson's per 100,000 population. Of 
the total arson's, 43 percent were structures, while mobile accounted 
for 36 percent and other property accounted for 21 percent. 
Residential comprised 63 percent of the structures at which arson was 
directed, with 9 percent of all targeted structural property being 
uninhabited. The estimated value of property damage was approximately 
22 million dollars. 

In 1999, 259 arson's were cleared with 58 percent of these clearances 
involving only juvenile offenders. 

A total of 554 persons were arrested for arson during 1999. A 
breakdown of persons arrested for arson was 84 percent male, 16 
percent female, 56 percent juvenile, 34 percent black, 66 percent 
white and less than 1 percent consisting of American Indian and Asian. 



DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF PROPERTY 





Number of 


Percent 


Average 


Percent 


Classification 


Offenses 


Distrib . 


Value 


Cleared 


TOTAL STRUCTURAL 


949 


42.4 


$17, 945 


15% 


Single Occupancy 










Residence 


444 


19 . 9 


15, 414 


16% 


Other Residential 


152 


6 . 8 


12 , 057 


15% 


Storage 


83 


3.7 


11,406 


11% 


Industrial /Mfg . 


8 


.3 


37, 188 


0% 


Other Commercial 


98 


4.4 


18, 740 


9% 


Community/Public 


115 


5.1 


4 ,354 


21% 


All Other Structures 


49 


2.2 


97, 377 


14% 


TOTAL MOBILE 


801 


35.9 


6,468 


4% 


Motor Vehicle 


759 


34 . 


6, 197 


4% 


Other Mobile Property 


42 


1 . 9 


11,381 


17% 


OTHER 


484 


21.7 


425 


16% 


GRAND TOTAL 


2,234 


100.0 


$10, 034 


12% 



48 



ARSON 

Total Number of Arsons 



4,000 
3,500 
3.000 
2,500 
2.000 
1,500- 
1.000- 
500- 
0- 



1960 



r — n r — nr — n r 

1985 1990 



1995 



100.0 



Arson Rate per 100,000 Population 



80.0 



60.0 



40.0 



20.0 



0.0 " i ' ' i' ' i' 'i' ' i ' 'i 



I I I I 

1990 



1 1 r 
1995 



1980 



1985 



1999 



49 



Arson by County 





1 QQQ 


1 QQC 
1 yyo 


1 QQ7 


1 yvo 


1 oo^ 
1 yy^ 


5 Year 
Average 


Allegany 


20 


18 


14 


17 


22 


18 


Anne Arundel 


123 


110 


153 


156 


154 


139 


Baltimore 


312 


357 


364 


404 


420 


371 


Calvert 


11 


19 


24 


13 


10 


15 


Caroline 


11 


14 


9 


12 


18 


13 


Carroll 


35 


32 


31 


47 


40 


37 


Cecil 


33 


29 


18 


31 


27 


28 


Charles 


59 


49 


48 


50 


44 


50 


Dorchester 


6 


19 


23 


14 


14 


15 


Frederick 


24 


45 


35 


47 


63 


43 


Garrett 


3 


10 


3 


10 


6 


6 


Harford 


30 


36 


45 


65 


50 


45 


Howard 


20 


39 


40 


34 


47 


36 


Kent 


3 


2 


8 


6 


6 


5 


Montgomery 


230 


336 


326 


372 


396 


332 


Prince George's 


426 


488 


465 


465 


363 


441 


Queen Anne"s 


15 


15 


17 


18 


17 


16 


Somerset 


10 


15 


15 


22 


20 


16 


St. Mary's 


30 


37 


48 


34 


30 


36 


Talbot 


6 


10 


14 


17 


14 


12 


Washington 


74 


60 


96 


83 


94 


81 


Wicomico 


47 


39 


37 


50 


49 


44 


Worcester 


21 


34 


33 


32 


22 


28 


*Statewide Agencies 


181 


274 


137 


90 


287 


194 


County Total 


1,730 


2,087 


2,003 


2,089 


2.213 


2.024 


*Statewide agencies report offenses but do not identify county of occurrence. 


**Baltimore City 


504 


496 


388 


420 


906 


543 



**Refer to letter from Baltimore Police Department following executive summary 



50 



DOMESTIC 
VIOLENCE 



DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 



The Domestic Violence Act of 1994 mandated that all law enforcement 
agencies in Maryland submit copies of their police reports of 
incidences involving domestic violence to the Maryland State Police. 
Through the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program, a revised 
Battered Spouse data collection form was created. This new form 
allowed for the collection of more data, which is based upon a 
revised definition of a domestic violence incident under the 
guidelines of the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program. 

Under the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program the definition 
for a domestic violence incident is considered "An individual who 
has received deliberate physical injury or is in fear of imminent 
deliberate physical injury from a current or former spouse or a 
current or former cohabitant . This includes a homosexual 
relationship. " In addition, a domestic violence incident in the 
Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program is considered to be any 
crime against : 

• A married person living with their spouse. 

• A married person estranged from their spouse. 

• A male and female in an intimate relationship who 
are not married to each other and who are cohabiting 
or had cohabited. 

• Individuals of the same sex in an intimate 
relationship who are cohabiting or had cohabited. 

It should be noted that prior to 1996 the statistical information 
collected was only on assaults to domestic partner and did not 
include same sex in an intimate relationship who are cohabiting or 
had cohabited. The following information gives a more comprehensive 
report that includes statistics based on the revised definition of 
domestic violence including all crimes. 



52 



DOMESTIC VIOI.ENCE CRIMES 



There are limitations to the information collected which should be 
clearly understood before any conclusions are drawn from the data 
presented in this report. Procedures for handling domestic violence 
crimes vary between law enforcement agencies- and counties of 
occurrence . 

The current method of collecting domestic violence information for 
this report provides less than a complete picture. There is at 
present, no other statewide informational system in general use 
gathering these statistics from law enforcement agencies that will 
more accurately perform this task. 

There was a total of 20,632 domestic violence crimes reported in 
1999 as compared to 24,153 crimes in 1998, resulting m a 14.6 
percent decrease. The breakdown is as follows: 



Crime 


1996 


1997 


1998 


1999 


1998-1999 












% Change 


Homicide 


27 


19 


24 


16 


- 33 .3 % 


Rape 


66 


95 


85 


63 


- 25.9% 


Robbery 


64 


92 


82 


33 


- 59.8 % 


Assaults 24,255 


24 ,457 


22 , 684 


19, 857 


12 . 5 % 


Breaking or Entering 


51 


125 


148 


57 


61.5 % 


Larceny 


46 


223 


222 


103 


- 53.6% 


Motor Vehicle Theft 


4 


22 


19 


9 


- 52 . 6 % 


Arson 


1 


6 


10 


5 


- 50.0 % 


Forgery 


1 


6 


2 





- 100 . % 


Fraud 





6 





2 


N/A % 


Malicious Destruction 


103 


252 


333 


122 


- 63.4 % 


of Property 












Illegal Weapons 





2 


1 





- 100 . % 


Sex Offenses 


6 


9 


17 


4 


- 76.5 % 


Offenses Against Family 


7 


7 


10 


8 


20.0 % 


Sc Children 












Disorderly Conduct 


20 





8 


9 


12 . 5 % 


All Other Offenses 


289 


471 


507 


344 


- 32.1% 


Drug Possession 








1 





- 100.0 % 



Total 24,940 25,792 24,153 20,632 - 14.6 % 



53 



ASSAULTS 



Assault is the most frequent domestic violence incident reported. 
During 1999, there were 19,857 domestic assaults, representing a 
12.5 percent decrease over 1998 domestic violence assaults. There 
were 3,238 domestic assaults reported as aggravated. Aggravated 
assaults were 15.7 percent of the total reported domestic assaults 
in 1999. 



Aggravated 



1996 



1997 



1998 



1999 



1998-1999 
% Change 



Firearm 233 289 322 234 - 27.3 

Knife 836 997 1,015 904 - 10.9 

Other Dangerous Weapons 1,638 1,759 1,740 1,637 - 5.9 

Hands, Fists, Feet, Etc. 527 524 453 463 2.2 

Non- Aggravated 



Simple 
Stalking 



20,983 20,858 19,088 16,607 - 13.0 
38 30 66 12 - 81.8 



Total 



24,255 24,457 22,684 19,857 



- 12.5 % 



MONTHLY OCCURRENCES 



1996 



1997 



1998 



1999 



1998-1999 
% Change 



January 


2, 187 


1, 832 


2, 095 


1, 734 


- 17 


.2 


% 


February- 


1, 883 


1, 604 


1, 845 


1, 532 


- 17 


. 


% 


March 


2, 109 


1, 891 


1, 081 


1, 679 


55 


3 


% 


April 


2, 073 


2, 072 


2, 990 


1, 674 


- 44 







May 


2, 076 


2, 053 


2, 124 


1, 820 


- 14 


3 




June 


2,351 


2,289 


2, 121 


1, 774 


- 16 


4 


% 


July 


2,258 


2,443 


2,209 


1, 866 


- 15 


5 


% 


August 


2, 112 


2 , 441 


2 , 168 


1, 847 


- 14 


8 


% 


September 


2, 033 


2,312 


2 , 939 


1, 792 


- 39 





% 


October 


2, 047 


2,232 


2, 867 


1,609 


- 43 


9 


% 


November 


1, 762 


1, 197 


2, 774 


1, 548 


- 44 


2 


% 


December 


2, 049 


2,426 


2, 940 


1, 757 


- 40 


2 


% 


Total 


24, 940 


25,792 


24,153 


20,632 


- 14 


6 


% 



54 



HOUR OF DAY 









1996 


19 97 


19 9 8 


1 Q Q Q 


1998- 


1999 
















% Change 


12:00 




. M . 


1 90 


1 113 


1 9 R 

X , Z D D 


X , U U 1 


- 20 


1 % 


1:00 




. M . 


1 3 7 


± , D ± O 


± , ^ o ± 


X , X T / 


- 10 


5 % 


2:00 




M . 


961 


1 04 5 


934 


7 Q 7 


- 15 


1 % 


3:00 


A 


M . 


662 


704 


6 56 


5 84 


- 11 


% 


4:00 


A 


M . 


4 3 


4 65 


4 3 5 


3 7 8 


- 13 


1 % 


5:00 


A 


M . 


306 


3 3 7 


32 3 


2 81 


- 13 


% 


6:00 


A 


M . 


32 9 


3 57 


371 


275 


- 25 


9 % 


7:00 


A 


M. 


457 


4 89 


4 94 


388 


- 21 


5 % 


8:00 


A 


M. 


531 


588 


552 


4 8 8 


- 11 


6 % 


9:00 


A 


M. 


731 


789 


707 


563 


- 20 


4 % 


10:00 


A 


M. 


979 


92 7 


903 


7 8 5 


- 13 


1 % 


11:00 


A 


M. 


998 


1 13 7 


1 03 8 


93 7 


- 9 


7 % 


12:00 


Noon 


1 107 


1 02 5 


ft QR 
o ^ o 


R R n 
o o u 


- 2 . 


% 


1:00 


P 


M. 


900 


8 5 6 


8 84 


704 


- 20. 


4 % 


2:00 


P 


M. 


1,030 


991 


8 54 


773 


- 9. 


5 % 


3:00 


P 


M. 


1 14 


1 122 


1 104 


1 010 


- 8 . 


5 % 


4:00 


P 


M. 


1,116 


1,164 


1 119 


921 


- 17. 


5 % 


5:00 


P 


M. 


1 14 8 


1 166 


1 058 


968 


- 8 . 


5 % 


6 :00 


P 


M. 


1, 328 


1,357 


1, 212 


1, 051 


- 13 . 


2 % 


7:00 


P 


M. 


1 425 


1 509 


1 388 


1 2 8 


- 13 . 


% 


8 :00 


P 


M. 


1, 655 


1, 677 


1,589 


1, 302 


- 18 . 


1 % 


9:00 


P 


M. 


1,785 


1, 860 


1,710 


1, 396 


- 18. 


4 % 


10 : 00 


P 


M. 


1 , 791 


1 , 854 


1 , 628 


1,411 


- 13 . 


3 % 


11 : 00 


P 


M. 


1, 671 


1 , 742 


1, 759 


1, 384 


- 21. 


3 % 


Total 






24, 940 


25,792 


24, 153 


20, 632 


- 14. 


6 % 



Analysis 



In 1999, 37 percent of all domestic violent crimes occurred between 
the hours of 7:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M., inclusive, as compared to 44 
percent in 1998. Thirty-one percent of domestic violent crimes 
occurred during Saturday and Sunday. In 1998, thirty-six percent of 
domestic violent crimes occurred on Saturday and Sunday. When 
combining these two categories this would indicate that an intensive 
period for domestic violent crimes occur between 7:00 P.M. and 1:00 
A.M. on Saturday and Sunday. 



55 



DAY OF WEEK 



1996 



1997 



1998 



1999 



1998-1999 
% Change 



Monday 


3, 590 


3 , 550 


3 , 404 


3 , 684 


8 


2 


% 


Tuesday 


3 ,412 


3 ,314 


3 , 038 


2 , 837 


- 6 


6 




Wednesday 


3 , 156 


3 ,291 


3 , 922 


2 , 732 


- 30 


3 


% 


Thursday 


3 , 058 


3 ,256 


3 , 043 


2, 524 


- 17 


1 


% 


Friday 


3 , 345 


3,432 


3 , 171 


2 , 512 


- 20 


8 


% 


Saturday 


3 , 937 


3 ,305 


4, 156 


2 , 789 


- 32 


9 


% 


Sunday 


4 , 442 


4 , 644 


4 ,419 


3 , 554 


- 19 


6 




Total 


24, 940 


25,792 


24, 153 


20, 632 


- 14 


6 


% 



VICTIMS 
Sex 



1996 1997 1998 1999 1998-1999 

% Change 



Female 
Male 



19,742 20,174 18,675 15,657 - 16.2 
5,198 5,618 5,478 4,975 - 9.2 



Total 



24,940 25,792 24,153 20,632 - 14.6 % 



Race 



1996 



1997 



1998 



1999 



1998-1999 
% Change 



American Indian 

Asian 

Black 

White 

'Other 



22 21 

197 242 

11,081 12,295 

13,286 12,847 

354 387 



31 10 - 67.7 % 

179 196 9.5 % 

11,440 8,819 - 22.9 % 

12,084 11,256 - 6.9 % 

419 351 - 16.2 % 



Total 



24,940 25,792 24,153 20,632 - 14.6 % 



Age 

Seventy-two percent of the victims of domestic violence are between 
25 to 44 years of age, inclusive. 



Race selection categones are limited to Amencan Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, White and Other (For 
Domestic Violence collection purposes, a Race not included in this selection is captured as Other Race). 



56 



RELATIONSHIPS 



The domestic violence report collects five victim relationships, 
either current or former. The victim in the following was the: 



1996 



1997 



1998 



1999 



1997-1998 
% Change 



Husband 
Wife 

Male Cohabitant 
Female Cohabitant 
Homosexual 



2,864 2,971 2,925 2,793 - 4.5 % 

10,657 710,054 9,446 8,588 - 9.1 % 

2,212 2,522 2,480 2,123 - 14.4 % 

9,005 10,033 9,109 6,988 - 23.3 % 

202 212 193 140 - 27.5 % 



Total 



24,940 25,792 24,153 



20, 632 



14.6 % 



HOUSEHOLD STATUS 



1996 



1997 



1998 



1999 



1998-1999 
% Change 



Living Together 

Estranged 

Unknown 



5,315 6,796 
994 367 
18,631 18,629 



6,658 4,472 
449 279 
17,046 15,881 



- 32 . 8 % 

- 37.9 % 

- 6.8 % 



Total 



24, 940 



25,792 



24,153 



20, 632 



14.6 % 



ALCOHOL AND DRUG INVOLVEMENT 

In domestic violence reporting the use of alcohol, drugs or both by 
either the offender or victim are captured. 



1996 



1997 



1998 



1999 



1998-1999 
% Change 



Alcohol 
Drugs 

Both Alcohol /Drugs 

None 

Unknown 



5,322 5,567 5,464 5,207 - 4.7 % 

309 248 227 187 - 17.6 % 

267 193 154 178 15.6 % 

8,955 10,190 9,722 8,150 - 16.2 % 

10,087 9,594 8,586 6,910 - 19.5 % 



Total 



24,940 25,792 24,153 20,632 - 14.6 % 



57 



CIRCUMSTANCES 



Argument Over 


1996 


1997 


1998 


1999 


1998 


-1999 












% Change 


Alcohol 


918 


772 


690 


6 8 8 


- 


.3 % 


Drug 


254 


222 


2 00 


185 


- 7 


.5 % 


Food or Cooking 


143 


174 


141 


12 9 


- 8 


.5 % 


Friends 


228 


207 


154 


172 


11 


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Gambling 


9 


6 


1 


5 


400 


. % 


Household Chores 


190 


204 


151 


189 


25 


.2 % 


Infidelity 


1 , 572 


1,589 


1,551 


1559 





.5 % 


Job or Lack of Job 


150 


142 


104 


100 


- 3 


. 8 % 


Mental Imbalance of 














Either 


148 


85 


82 


93 


13 


4 % 


Money 


1,013 


1,110 


1,016 


8 94 


- 12 


% 


Offspring 


1 ,403 


1 ,488 


1,338 


1 , 277 


- 4 


6 % 


Property 


952 


1 , 044 


969 


809 


- 16 


5 % 


Relatives 


172 


148 


141 


130 


- 7 


8 % 


Sex 


303 


292 


3 04 


228 


- 25 


% 


Sports or Hobby 


14 


18 


9 


12 


33 


3 % 


Television 


77 


56 


60 


48 


- 20 


% 


Separat ion 


1 , 054 


1,141 


968 


796 


- 17 


8 % 


Divorce 


223 


194 


169 


146 


- 13 


6 % 


Reconciliation 


83 


102 


84 


77 


- 8 


3 % 


Staying Out Late 


505 


514 


514 


544 


5 . 


8 % 


Other 


3 , 832 


4 , 132 


4, 194 


4, 348 


3 . 


7 % 


Unknown 


11, 697 


12, 152 


11, 313 


8, 203 


- 27. 


5 % 


Total 


24, 940 


25,792 


24, 153 


20, 632 


- 14. 


6 % 



CLEARANCES 



There are two ways of clearing a case. One is by making an arrest 
and charging the person (s) with the offense. The second is known as 
an exceptional clearance. Exceptional clearance means the police 
know the identity and location of the person (s) who committed the 
offense and have enough information to arrest them. However, there 
is some reason beyond their control that prevents them from making 
the arrest . 

The arrest and exceptional clearances reported reflect the 
disposition at the time the domestic violence report form was 
forwarded to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. These reports are 
not updated, therefore, other arrests and exceptional clearances may 
occur but would not be reflected in the following totals. 



58 



1996 1997 1998 1999 1998-1999 

% Change 



Arrest 

Exceptional 

Unknown 



9, 680 
10, 187 
5, 073 



10, 551 
8 , 741 
6 , 500 



9, 961 
8,224 
5, 968 



8, 695 
7, 766 
4 , 171 



- 12.7 % 

- 5.6 % 

- 40.1 % 



Total 



24, 940 



25, 792 



24, 153 



20, 632 



- 14 . 6 % 



During 1999, 80 percent of all domestic violence cases were cleared, 
compared to 75 percent in 1998. A breakdown of the clearances in 
1999, were 42 percent by arrest, 38 percent by exceptional and 20 
percent unknown, compared to 41 percent by arrest, 34 percent by 
exceptional and 25 percent unknown in 1998. 



59 



COUNTY TOTALS 



1996 1997 1998 1999 1998-1999 

% Change 



^ATE 


24, 940 


25,792 


24, 153 


20,632 


- 14 


. 6 


% 


REGION I 


1,568 


1,783 


1, 949 


2,081 


6 


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% 


Caroline Co. 


105 


168 


178 


178 





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Cecil Co. 


391 


439 


520 


547 


5 


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Dorchester Co. 


127 


131 


159 


147 


7 


. 5 


% 


Kent Co. 


42 


49 


38 


48 


26 


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Queen Anne ' s Co . 


65 


61 


48 


91 


89 


. 6 


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Somerset Co. 


175 


237 


238 


154 


- 35 


. 3 


% 


Talbot Co. 


107 


123 


123 


153 


24 


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Wicomico Co. 


258 


193 


243 


389 


60 


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Worcester Co. 


287 


382 


402 


374 


7 


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% 


REGION II 


1,295 


1, 279 


1, 548 


1,427 


7 


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Calvert Co. 


302 


287 


280 


249 


- 11 


1 


% 


Charles Co. 


612 


744 


824 


751 


- 8 


9 


% 


St. Mary's Co. 


381 


248 


444 


427 


- 3 


8 


% 


REGION III 


1,660 


1,721 


1,719 


1, 674 


2 . 


6 


% 


Allegany Co. 


315 


354 


324 


349 


7 


7 




Carroll Co. 


401 


435 


389 


417 


7 


2 


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Frederick Co. 


600 


563 


628 


565 


- 10. 





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107 


80 


87 


103 


18 


4 


% 


Washington Co. 


234 


289 


291 


240 


- 17. 


5 


% 


REGION IV 


8, 718 


9,429 


8, 634 


6, Oil 


- 30. 


4 


% 


Montgomery Co . 


3 , 728 


3 , 586 


2 , 862 


2 , 232 


- 22 . 





% 


Pr . George ' s Co . 


4 , 990 


4 , 843 


5 , 772 


3 , 779 


- 34 . 


5 


% 


REGION V 


11, 693 


11, 578 


10,298 


9,438 


- 8. 


4 


% 


Anne Arundel Co. 


1, 734 


1,381 


1, 518 


1, 835 


20 


9 


% 


Baltimore City 


2,246 


2 , 786 


2 , 197 


1, 375 


- 37. 


4 


% 


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6,242 


6, 948 


5, 151 


4, 891 


- 5 





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566 


688 


693 


696 





4 


% 


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905 


775 


739 


641 


- 13. 


3 


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1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 




4 Year 
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Allegany 


349 


324 


354 


318 




336 


Anne Arundel 


1,835 


1,518 


1,381 


1,734 




1,617 


Baltimore 


4,891 


5,151 


5,948 


6,242 




5,558 


Calvert 


249 


280 


287 


302 




280 


Caroline 


178 


178 


168 


105 




157 


Carroll 


417 


389 


435 


401 




411 


Cecil 


547 


520 


439 


391 




474 


Charles 


751 


824 


744 


612 




733 


Dorchester 


147 


159 


131 


127 




141 


Frederick 


565 


628 


563 


600 




589 


Garrett 


103 


87 


80 


107 




94 


Harford 


696 


693 


688 


566 




661 


Howard 


641 


739 


775 


905 




765 


Kent 


48 


38 


49 


42 




44 


Montgomery 


2,232 


2,862 


3,586 


3,728 




3,102 


Prince George's 


3,779 


5,772 


5,843 


4,990 




5,096 


Queen Anne's 


91 


48 


61 


76 




69 


Somerset 


154 


238 


237 


175 




201 


St. Mary's 


427 


444 


248 


381 




375 


Talbot 


153 


123 


123 


107 




127 


Washington 


240 


291 


289 


234 




264 


Wicomico 


389 


243 


193 


258 




271 


Worcester 


374 


402 


382 


287 




361 


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1,375 



2,197 



2,786 2,246 



64 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA 



The tables contained within this section were designed to provide 
quick reference to statistical crime information relative to the 
different reporting areas of the State of Maryland. 

The tables are broken down by Region. Within each Region 
information is listed in County name sequence and is further 
detailed to show the activity experienced by individual police 
agencies. The general identifying descriptions which indicate the 
reporting areas are listed and defined as follows: 



Regional Total - 



This line indicates the total activity 
of all the Counties within the indicated 
Region . 



County Total 



This line indicates the total activity 
of all reporting Agencies within the 
indicated County. 



Sheriff 



This line indicates the total activity 
reported by Sheriff's Offices. This 
includes activity which may have 
occurred within the corporate limits of 
towns in that County. 



County Police - This line indicates the total activity 
Department reported by County Police Departments. 

This includes activity which may have 
occurred within the corporate limits of 
towns in that County. 



State Police 



This line indicates the total activity 
reported by all State Police 
installations within the indicated 
reporting area. This includes activity 
which may have occurred within the 
corporate limits of towns in that 
County. 



Municipal 

Police 

Departments 



This line indicates the total activity 
reported by the specified police 
departments and includes only those 
crimes which were handled by that 
department . 



65 



There are five regions used in the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting 
Program which are listed below. However, since Baltimore Police 
Department conducted an audit and review of its crime reporting 
system in 1999, for statistical purposes Region Five is denoted as 
Regions Five A and Region Five B. 



Region I - Eastern Shore 
Caroline County 
Cecil County 
Dorchester County 
Kent County 
Queen Anne ' s County 
Somerset County 
Talbot County 
Wicomico County 
Worcester County 

Region II - Southern Maryland 
Calvert County 
Charles County 
St. Mary's County 



Region III - Western Maryland 
Allegany County 
Carroll County 
Frederick County 
Garrett County 
Washington County 

Region IV - Washington Metropolitan 
Montgomery County 
Prince George ' s County 

Region V (A) - Baltimore Metropolitan 
Anne Arundel County 
Baltimore County 
Harford County 
Howard County 

Region V (B) - Baltimore City 
Baltimore City 



Crime Rates for the individual agencies are not calculated in the 
following table because of overlapping jurisdictions in many cities 
of municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies. This 
table contains the offenses as reported by the individual agencies 
with crime rates for the county and region totals. Arson offenses 
are listed opposite the agency reporting the Arson and are not 
computed in the total offenses or crime rates. 



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Crime rates for individual cities and towns are listed in the following table. The 
rates for many cities are based on combined data reported by municipal, county and state 
law enforcement agencies due to overlapping jurisdiction. 











CRIME 


TOTAL 


MURDER 


RAPE 


ROBBERY 


AGGRAVATED 


BREAKING OR 


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OFFENSES 








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1998 




913 


7 


209 








24 












1999 


6 


096 


3 


181 





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30 


107 


12 




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1998 


7 


683 


4 


199 







6 


2 9 


3 9 


109 


12 






1999 


9 


800 




246 


1 


1 


4 


65 


36 


129 


10 




% 


Change 




27 


6 


- 23.6 
















GOLDSBORO 




1998 





































1999 


1 


169 


6 


2 














1 


1 







% 


Change 




N/A 


N/A 
















GREENSBORO 




1998 


5 


060 


6 


90 












20 


65 








1999 


5 


995 


9 


87 





1 





4 


16 


59 


7 




% 


Change 




1 


1 


3.3 
















HENDERSON 




1998 




515 


2 






















1999 


3 


030 


3 


2 











2 













% 


Change 




100 





+ 100.0 
















MARYDEL 




1998 




724 


6 


1 




















1 






1999 


3 


703 


7 


5 











2 


1 


1 


1 




% 


Change 




411 


1 


+ 400 . 
















PRESTON 




1998 


1 


202 


4 


6 











3 





2 








1999 




401 




2 








1 















% 


Change 




66 


6 


- 66 . 7 
















RIDGELY 




1998 


5. 


130 


3 


63 










2 


12 


47 








1999 


7, 


623 


7 


94 


1 







13 


12 


53 


14 




% 


Change 




48 


6 


+ 49.2 
















CECIL COUNTY 


CECILTON 




1998 


1, 


270 


4 


7 

























1999 


2 , 


867 


4 


16 











3 


5 


3 






% 


Change 




125 


7 


+ 128.6 
















CHARLESTOWN 




1998 


4 , 


172 


1 


32 











1 


18 


12 


1 






1999 


4 , 


228 


9 


34 











7 


10 


12 






% 


Change 




1 


4 


+ 6.3 
















CHESAPEAKE 




1998 


2, 


963 





24 











5 


6 


13 




CITY 




1999 


1, 


468 


8 


12 














2 


9 


1 




% 


Change 




50 


4 


- 50 . 
















ELKTON 




1998 


7 , 


732 


3 


818 





2 


17 


65 


128 


569 


37 






1999 


7 , 


873 


6 


862 





7 


12 


70 


135 


600 


38 




% 


Change 




1 


B 


5.4 
















NORTH EAST 




1998 


5, 


090 


2 


110 








2 


7 


23 


74 








1999 


5, 


059 


3 


111 








1 


13 


12 


76 


9 




% 


Change 







6 


■f 0.9 
















FERRYVILLE 




1998 


7, 


044 





173 





2 


4 


30 


34 


97 


6 






1999 


4 , 


560 


3 


112 





1 


4 


16 


16 


70 


5 




% 


Change 




35 


3 


- 35 . 3 
















PORT DEPOSIT 




1998 


2, 


409 


6 


18 











5 


5 











1999 


7 , 


057 


3 


53 










9 


12 


30 


1 




% 


Change 




192 


9 


■f 194.4 

















104 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 













MURDER 






AGGRAVATLL' 


bRLAKING Oi* 












RATE 


OFFENSES 








ASSAULT 


ENTERING 


THEFT 


THEFT 


RISING SUN 




1998 


5, 131.8 


74 










1 


9 


63 









1999 


7,508.5 


110 








1 


4 


6 


92 


5 




* 


Change 




















DORCHESTER COUNTY 


BROOKVIEW 




1998 
































1999 


1 , 562 . 5 
















1 












Change 


N/A 


N/A 
















CAMBRIDGE 




1998 


6, 812 --5 


751 




D 


17 














1999 


7,335.1 


793 


' 






1 i>- 










* 


Change 


. 7.7 


+ 5 . 6 
















CHURCHCREEK 




1998 























G 








1999 


885.0 



















1 







% 


Change 


N/A 


N/A 
















EAST NEW ^4ARKET 




1998 






























1999 


3 ,268 . 


5 






















% 


Change 


N/A 


N/A 
















ELDORADO 




1998 


2,040.8 


1 











1 








c 






1999 































% 


Change 


- 100.0 


- 100.0 
















HURLOCK 




1998 


3 , 854 . 5 


71 








1 


4 


14 


50 








1999 


3 , 543 . 7 


64 





1 





5 


17 




1 




% 


Change 


8 . 1 


9 . 9 
















SECRETARY 




1998 

































1999 


1,325.8 


7 














3 


4 







% 


Change 


N/A 


N/A 
















VIENNA 




1998 

































1999 


3,030.3 










1 





2 









% 


Change 


N/A 


N/A 
















KENT COUNTY 


BETTERTON 




1998 


833 .3 


3 


























1999 


2,222 .2 


















4 







% 


Change 


* 166.7 


+ 166.7 
















CHESTERTOWN 




1998 


5, 190 .2 


232 





5 


1 


12 


40 


160 








1999 


3 , 413 . 7 


153 








7 


17 


50 


70 






% 


Change 


- 34 .2 


- 34 . 1 
















GALENA 




1998 


3,216.4 


11 











1 


5 


5 









1999 


2, 631 . 6 


9 














4 


5 







% 


Change 


- 18 . 2 


- 18 . 2 
















MILLINGTON 




1998 


4,645.5 


19 











1 


6 










1999 


2,689.5 


11 


1 










3 








% 


Change 


- 42 . 1 


- 42 . 1 
















ROCK HALL 




1998 


2,438.0 


39 














17 


20 


2 






1999 


1, 340. 1 


21 














4 


16 


1 




% 


Change 


- 45 . 


- 46.2 
















QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


BARCLAY 




1998 


1,176.5 


2 














1 


1 









1999 


588.2 


1 











1 













% 


Change 


- 50.0 


- 50.0 
















CENTREVILLE 




1998 


3,284 .2 


69 








1 





22 


45 


1 






1999 


5,971.6 


122 











3 


47 


69 






% 


Change 


+ 81.8 


+ 76 . 8 

















105 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 









CRIME 


TOTAL 


MURDER 


RAPE 


ROBBERY 


AGGRAVATED 


BREAKING OR 


LARCEN^i 


M/V 








RATE 


OFFENSES 








ASSAULT 


ENTERING 


THEFT 


THEFT 


CHURCH HILL 




1998 


1,455.3 


7 














3 


3 


1 






1999 


1,247.4 


6 











1 


2 









% 


Change 


- 14 . 3 


- 14 . 3 
















MILLINGTOK 




199B 








Q 










C 











1999 




























* 


Change 


. 


. 
















QUEEN ANNE 




1998 


2 , 000 . 


5 

















5 









1999 


2, 000.0 


5 














2 


3 







% 


Change 


0.0 


. 
















QUEENSTOWN 




1998 


1, 986.8 


9 

















Q 









1999 


883.0 


4 














1 




1 




% 


Change 


- 55.6 


- 55.6 
















SUDLERSVILLE 




1998 


700.9 


3 











2 


Q 











1999 


1,168.2 


5 











3 


2 










% 


Change 


* 66.7 


- 66.7 
















TEMPLEVILLE 




199B 


1,515.2 


1 

















1 









1999 































% 


Change 


- 100.0 


- 100.0 
















SOMERSET COUNTY 


CRISFIELD 




1998 


5,647.5 


157 





1 





18 


30 


105 


3 






1999 


5,690.2 


155 





3 


1 


22 


26 


99 






% 


Change 


+ 0.8 


1 . 3 
















PRINCESS ANNE 




1998 


8, 968 .4 


173 








4 




54 


96 








1999 


9,506.5 


183 





1 


5 


13 


48 


109 


7 




% 


Change 


+ 6.0 


5 . 8 
















TALBOT COUNTY 


EASTON 




1998 


7, 954 . 


830 





2 


18 


73 


156 


565 


16 






1999 


7,219.6 


779 


1 


6 


22 


47 


148 


537 


18 




% 


Change 


9.2 


6 . 1 
















OXFORD 




1998 


2,367.7 


17 











3 





13 


1 






1999 


280.9 


2 














1 









% 


Change 


- 88 . 1 


- 88 . 2 
















ST. MICHAEL'S 




1998 


7, 585 . 1 


98 











6 


9 


80 


3 






1999 


10,333.9 


130 








3 


6 


11 


105 


5 




% 


Change 


+ 36.2 


+ 32 .7 
















TRAPPE 




199B 


450 . 


5 














2 


2 


1 






1999 


584 .4 


6 














2 


4 







% 


Change 


+ 29.9 


+ 20.0 
















WICOMICO COUNTY 


DELMAR 




1998 


3,460.4 


59 








3 


4 


7 


42 


3 






1999 


4 , 002 . 4 


67 





1 




10 


9 


44 


2 




% 


Change 


+ 15.7 


+ 13.6 
















FRUITLAND 




1998 


5,683.0 


213 


3 


3 


6 


50 


38 


100 


13 






1999 


4,863.1 


183 


2 


1 


11 


42 


29 


88 


10 




% 


Change 


14 .4 


- 14 . 1 
















HEBRON 




1998 

































1999 


300.8 


2 

















1 


1 




% 


Change 


N/A 


N/A 
















MARDELA SPRINGS 




1998 

































1999 































% 


Change 


. 


0.0 

















106 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 













RAPE 


ROBBERY 


AGGRAVATEL 


BKLAK. IN'J Ok 


LARCENY 


M/V 
















ASSAULT 


ENTERING 


THEFT 


THEFT 


PITTSVI LLK 
























1999 


166. 1 


1 

















1 







% Change 


N/A 


N/A 
















SALISBURY 
























1999 


10,815,8 


2 , 275 


c 


1 9 














% Change 


■i . 1 


















SHARPTOWN 


1998 



























1999 


490.6 


3 

















3 







% Change 


N/A 


N/A 
















WILLARDS 


1998 


141 .2 


1 







i 












1999 


423 . 7 


3 




















% Change 


+ 200.1 


t 200.0 
















WORCESTER COUNTY 


BERLIN 


1998 


3,235.0 


102 





1 


3 


6 


12 


77 






1999 


3,123.0 


97 







2 


3 




7; 






% Change 


3 . 5 


4 . 9 
















OCEAN CITY 


1998 


25, 075 . 1 


1 , 754 





8 


38 


139 


239 


1,266 


64 




1999 


32 , 014 . 8 


1 , 643 


1 


4 


23 


119 


218 


1, 197 


81 




% Change 


+ 27.7 


6 . 3 
















POCOMOKE CITY 


1998 


6, 529. 


275 





3 


7 


19 


34 


204 


8 




1999 


5,302.7 


219 








10 


10 


34 


158 


7 




% Change 


- 18 . 8 


- 20 . 4 
















SNOW HILL 


1998 


2, 308 . 


55 








2 


7 


13 


31 


2 




1999 


4,969.5 


114 








1 


7 


20 


81 


5 




% Change 


* 115.3 


+ 161.8 
















REGION II 






















CALVERT COUNTY 






















CHESAPEAKE 


1998 


3,734.3 


122 





1 




1 9 








BEACH 


1999 


3,224.9 


109 





2 















% Change 


- 13.6 


- 10.7 
















NORTH BEACH 


1998 


3,734.3 


56 








1 


7 


17 


25 


6 




1999 


4 , 199 . 5 


64 







1 


15 


18 








% Change 


- 12 . 5 


+ 14.3 
















CHARLES COUNTY 


INDIAN HEAD 


1998 


2 , 435 . 6 


86 








6 


12 


21 


45 






1999 


3 , 058 . 6 


108 








3 


25 


16 


53 






% Change 


+ 25.6 


* 25.6 
















LA PLATA 


1998 


4 , 988 . 


333 


1 


6 


6 


41 


55 


211 


13 




1999 


4,649.1 


312 





2 


14 


36 


49 


193 


18 




% Change 


6.8 


6.3 
















ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


LEONARDTOWN 


1998 


10, 519.4 


160 





3 


2 


16 


27 


109 


3 




1999 


9,615.4 


145 





1 


2 


18 


18 


104 


2 




% Change 


8.6 


9.4 
















REGION III 






















ALLEGANY COUNTY 






















BARTON 


1998 































1999 































% Change 


0.0 


0.0 
















CUMBERLAND 


1998 


6,372.2 


1,421 


1 


11 


12 


176 


210 


967 


44 




1999 


6, 412 . 9 


1, 390 





6 


14 


151 


221 


964 


34 




% Change 


+ 0.6 


2.2 

















107 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 







CRIME 


TOTAL 


MURDER 


RAPE 


ROBBERY 


AGGRAVATED 


BREAKING OR 


LARCENY' 


M/V 






RATE 


OFFENSES 








ASSAULT 


ENTERING 


THEFT 


THEFT 


FROSTB'JRG 


1998 


3 , 916 . C 


304 











14 


47 


239 


4 




1999 


3,282.1 


252 





6 


4 


12 


38 


187 


5 




% Change 


- 16.2 


- 17 . 1 
















LONA CONING 


1998 


92 , 9 


1 





^ 














1999 


579.2 









C 








6 


C 




% Change 


523 . 5 


500 . 
















LUKE 


1998 


























c 




1999 































% Change 


0.0 


0.0 
















MIDLAND 


1998 























1999 































% Change 


c . c 


G . 
















WESTERNPORT 


1998 


2, 782 . 5 


66 





2 





9 


19 


33 


3 




1999 


1,379.3 


32 











3 


5 


24 







% Change 


- 50 . 4 


- 51 . 5 
















CARROLL COUNTY 


HAMPSTEAD 


1998 


3 , 808 . 9 


118 








1 


2 


30 


80 


5 




1999 


4 , 007 . 6 


126 








1 


3 


25 


88 


9 




% Change 


5.2 


■>■ 6.8 
















MANCHESTER 


1998 


2 , 444 . 1 


82 








2 


5 


18 


54 


3 




1999 


2,408.2 


82 





1 





3 


7 


63 


8 




% Change 


1 . 5 


. 
















NEW WINDSOR 


1998 


684 . 2 


6 







1 





1 


3 







1999 


795 . 5 


7 










1 





5 







% Change 


16 . 3 


* 16 . 7 
















SYKESVILLE 


1998 


2 , 872 .7 


79 













18 


49 


4 




1999 


1, 934 .8 


54 








1 


2 


5 


40 


6 




% Change 


- 32 .6 


- 31.6 
















TANEYTOWN 


1998 


3,178.9 


140 





3 


1 


13 


31 


88 






1999 


3,269. 1 


146 





6 


1 


10 


21 


105 


3 




% Change 


2 . 8 


4.3 
















UNION BRIDGE 


1998 


188 . 7 


2 

















1 


1 




1999 


469.0 


5 











1 





4 







% Change 


* 148.5 


+ 150.0 
















WESTMINSTER 


1998 


7, 626 .5 


1, 186 





5 


24 


49 


177 


875 


56 




1999 


6,205.6 


986 





3 


24 


36 


140 


741 


42 




% Change 


- 18.6 


- 16 . 9 
















FREDERICK COUNTY 


BRUNSWICK 


1998 


2, 032 .0 


127 





1 




7 


37 


76 


5 




1999 


1,829.7 


116 





1 




8 


17 


83 


6 




% Change 


- 10.0 


8 . 7 
















BURKITTSVILLE 


1998 


4, 310.3 


10 














5 


4 






1999 































% Change 


- 100.0 


- 100,0 
















EMMITSBURG 


1998 


1, 157 . 1 


26 





1 








7 


18 







1999 


2,763.9 


61 














27 


31 


3 




% Change 


-^ 138.9 


+ 134.6 
















FREDERICK 


1998 


5,229.9 


2,489 





24 


77 


393 


358 


1,549 


88 




1999 


5, 340. 1 


2, 553 





23 


115 


383 


373 


1,553 


106 




% Change 


+ 2.1 


* 2.6 

















108 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 













MURDEIv 




ROBBERY 


AGCRAVATEL> 


bKEAKIIi3 OR 












,.',vn' 


i :,;;::es 








ASSAULT 


ENTERING 


THEFT 


THEFT 


MIDDLETOWN 




1998 


4 90.7 


9 













2 


6 









1999 


2,017.4 


37 





1 





2 


6 


22 


6 




% 


Change 


+ 311.1 


. 311.1 
















*MT AIRY 




























1999 


3,029.5 




















% 


Change 


♦ 20.2 


+ 20.2 
















MYERSVI LLE 




























1999 


4,094.8 


19 











1 


1 


16 


1 




% 


Change 


+ 90.0 


+ 90. 
















NEW MARKET 




























1999 


1,219.5 


4 





c 





r 










% 


Change 


- 69.2 


- 69.2 
















THURMONT 




1998 


2, 106.5 


70 










6 


14 


46 






























% 


Change 


+ 18.8 


<■ 52 . 9 
















ROSEMONT 




1998 


2,734.4 


7 















2 


C 


















^ 










% 


Change 


57.1 


- 57 . 1 
















WALKERS VI LLE 




























1999 


1,568.2 


65 





1 


1 


7 


11 




1 




% 


Change 


- 26.1 


- 26.1 
















WOODSBORO 




1998 


1, 949.3 


10 














1 


9 









1999 


3,118.9 


16 











3 


2 


11 







% 


Change 


+ 60 . 


+ 60 . 
















GARRETT COUNTY 


ACCIDENT 




1998 


573 . 1 


2 

















2 









1999 


573 . 1 


2 














1 


1 







% 


Change 


. 


. 
















DEER PARK 




1998 


2,386.6 


10 











1 


6 


3 









1999 


1,909.3 
















5 


3 







% 


Change 


- 20 . 


- 20 . 
















FRIENDSVILLE 




1998 


346 . 6 


2 














1 


1 









1999 


1,906.4 


11 








1 





3 


6 


1 




% 


Change 


+ 450.0 


450.0 
















GRANTSVILLE 




1998 


1, 509.4 


8 














1 


7 









1999 


2,111.3 


11 








2 





2 


7 







% 


Change 


+ 39.9 


+ 37 . 5 
















KITZMILLER 




1998 


2, 909.1 













1 


2 


5 









1999 


1,818.2 


5 














2 


3 







% 


Change 


- 37 . 5 


- 37 . 5 
















LOCH LYNN 




1998 


3,470.7 


16 














7 


9 





HEIGHTS 




1999 


3,253.8 


15 











3 


5 


6 


1 




% 


Change 


6.2 


6.3 
















MT. LAKE PARK 




1998 


1, 960.8 


38 














10 


26 


2 






1999 


2 , 064 . 


40 





1 





2 


6 


29 


2 




% 


Change 


5.3 


+ 5.3 
















OAKLAND 




1998 


3, 563 .6 


65 











2 


14 


48 








1999 


1,783 .7 


32 














8 


24 







% 


Change 


- 49.9 


- 50.8 
















WASHINGTON COUNTY 


BOONSBORO 




1998 


1,487.9 


38 











3 


5 


28 


2 






1999 


1,265.3 


32 





3 





5 


8 


16 







% 


Change 


- 15.0 


- 15 . 8 

















109 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 

CRIME TOTAL MURDER RAPE ROBBERY AGGRAVATED BREAKING OR LARCENY M/V 



CLEAR SPRING 




1998 




, 409 


. 6 


10 








1 


1 


5 










1999 


2 


,409 


. 6 


10 








2 


1 





7 







% 


Change 







. 


. 
















FUNKSTOWN 




1998 


1 


, 232 


. 4 


14 





c 






3 










1999 




, 760 


. 6 




c 


1 


C 












% 


Change 


+ 


42 


. 9 


+ 42 . 9 
















HAGERSTOWN 




1998 


5 , 


, 374 




1,889 






9"" 


156 




1,124 


l"! 






1999 


5, 


144 


. 1 


1 , 767 


1 


5 


86 




Ill 


1 , 079 


151 




% 


Change 




4 


. 3 


6 . 5 
















HANCOCK 




1998 


3 , 


399 


. 6 


65 





1 





9 


14 


40 


1 






1999 


3, 


693 , 


.8 


69 











22 


9 


32 


6 




% 


Change 






, 7 


+ 6.2 
















KEEDYSVILLE 




1998 


1 , 


077 . 


6 












2 




1 









1999 


1 , 


077 , 


,6 


5 











1 











% 


Change 




. 


. 


. 
















SHARPSBURG 




1998 


1 , 


820 . 


. 9 


12 














3 


9 









1999 


4, 


097 . 


, 1 


27 








1 


2 


10 


14 







% 


Change 


+ 


125 . 


, 


* 125.0 
















SMITHSBURG 




1998 


2 , 


541 . 


, 8 


3 5 















2 


3 






1999 


2 , 


172 . 




32 








1 


8 


8 


12 


3 




% 


Change 




14 , 


5 


8 . 6 
















WILLIAMS PORT 




1998 


3, 


994 , 


. 1 


81 





1 





6 


36 


34 


4 






1999 


2 , 


441 . 


5 


48 





2 





10 


8 


26 


2 




% 


Change 




38. 


9 


- 40.7 
















REGION IV 




























MONTGOMERY COUNTY 




























CHEVY CHASE IV 




1998 




112. 




3 

















2 


1 






1999 


1 , 


084 . 




29 








1 





9 


16 


3 




% 


Change 


* 


867 . 


1 


+ 866.7 
















CHEVY CHASE 




1998 


2 , 


922 . 


9 


66 











1 


5 


51 


9 


VILLAGE 




1999 


2 , 


330 . 


7 


53 














9 


41 


3 




% 


Change 




20. 


3 


- 19.7 
















GAITHERSBURG 




1998 


3 , 


341 . 





1,543 




5 


34 


76 


172 


1,135 


120 






1999 


4 , 


114 . 




1, 947 


1 


9 


45 


79 


199 


1 , 464 


150 




% 


Change 


* 


23 . 


2 


^ 26.2 
















GARRETT PARK 












2 

















2 









1999 




124 . 


.4 


1 

















1 







% 


Change 




50. 


. 


- 50.0 
















KENS I NGTON 




























4 









1999 


2, 


160. 


. 


37 











1 




27 


1 




% 


Change 




825 . 


. 1 


+ 825.0 
















POOLESVILLE 








52 . 




2 

















2 









1999 




368 . 


. 8 


14 















12 







^ 


Change 




599 . 


. 8 


+ 600 . 
















ROCKVILLE 




1998 


3, 


242 . 


. 


1, 519 





9 


37 


39 


214 


1,119 


101 






1999 


3 , 


437 , 




1 , 620 


° 




37 


30 


260 








% 


Change 


* 


6 


. 


6.6 
















SOMERSET 




1998 




100 . 


. 7 


1 





















1999 




704 , 


. 9 


7 














3 


3 


1 




% 


Change 




600 , 


. 


+ 600.0 
















TAKOMA PARK 




1998 


5, 


669, 


. 3 


1, 027 


1 


5 


73 


48 


151 


609 


140 






1999 


4 , 


785. 


.2 


879 


1 


9 


50 


37 


158 


477 


147 




% 


Change 




15 . 


. 6 


14 . 4 

















110 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 

C1-;IMK TOTAL MURDEH RAPE ROBBERY A3GRJkVATED BREAKIt.'G Ok i^.CEt.'V M/V 
Uiill. nFFFMqpc; a<:;c:i.i;'T- ^^'-FPT^^■^ tuff- Twrr- 

PRINCE GEORGE 'F COUNTY 



BERWYN HEIGHTS 




1998 


4 


803 


8 


1 E 




















1999 


3 


152 


3 


ic ; 




















Change 




34 


•> 


34 
















BLADENSBURG 




1998 


1 1 


908 


9 


1,035 


C 


J 
















1999 




779 


8 


767 


4 


3 


49 


56 


143 


364 


148 




% 


Change 




26 


3 


- 25.9 
















BOWIE 




1998 


2 


780 


1 


1 , 045 













647 


112 






1999 


3 


054 


1 


1 , 148 













727 






% 


Change 


* 






9 . 9 
















BRENTWOOD 




1998 


6, 


544 


9 


215 


2 


2 




2 6 












1999 


4, 


527 





145 


2 


1 


9 


19 


24 


70 


20 




% 


Change 




30 


8 


- 32.6 
















CAPITOL HGTS. 




1998 


9, 


966 


7 


389 


1 


2 


38 


20 


67 


156 


105 






1999 


6, 


933 


5 


272 


1 


2 


15 


17 


50 


121 


66 




% 


Change 




30 




- 30 . 1 
















CHEVERLY 




1998 




576 


1 


426 


2 


1 


30 


20 


50 


177 


146 






1999 


5, 


950 


2 


387 







23 


20 


39 


199 






% 


Change 




9 


5 


9.2 
















COLLEGE PARK 




1998 


6, 


619 


3 


1 , 676 


1 


8 


42 


76 


266 


1, 192 


91 






1999 


6, 


397 


8 


1 , 666 





10 


37 


56 


281 


1 , 165 


117 




% 


Change 




3 


3 


.6 
















COLMAR ^4AN0R 




1998 


6, 


485 


7 


86 








12 


5 


25 


38 


6 






1999 


6, 


330 


1 


84 








5 


8 


23 




7 




% 


Change 






4 


2.2 
















COTTAGE CITY 




1998 


5 , 


829 


9 


77 








6 


9 


11 


41 


10 






1999 


6, 


434 


5 


85 








2 


5 


15 


48 


15 




% 


Change 




10 


4 


+ 10.4 
















DISTRICT HGTS. 




1998 


3 , 


863 


1 


280 








14 


3 1 


45 


118 


72 






1999 


3, 


291 


3 


240 





2 


14 


21 


41 


106 


56 




% 


Change 




14 


8 


- 14 . 3 
















EAGLE HARBOR 




1998 


18 , 


421 


1 


7 














2 


4 


1 






1999 


5, 


263 


2 


2 














1 


1 







% 


Change 




71 


4 


- 71.4 
















EDMONSTON 




1998 


12 , 


996 


1 


167 








3 


17 


19 


103 


25 






1999 


12 , 


217 


9 


157 





1 


3 


7 


24 


99 


23 




% 


Change 




6 





6 . 
















FAIRMOUNT HGTS . 




1998 


15 , 


753 




207 




2 


13 


16 


54 


71 


50 






1999 


11, 


567 


7 


152 





3 


11 


11 


30 


58 


39 




% 


Change 




26 


6 


- 26 . 6 
















FOREST HGTS. 




1998 


5, 


510 


8 


171 








18 


15 


34 


72 


32 






1999 


4 , 


705 


5 


147 








12 


6 


16 


94 


19 




% 


Change 




14 


6 


- 14 . 
















GLEN ARDEN 




1998 


6, 


866 


7 


373 





1 


24 


39 


72 


176 


61 






1999 


5, 


303 


6 


290 


3 


5 


18 


23 


49 


145 


47 




% 


Change 




22 


8 


22 . 3 
















GREENBELT 




1998 


7, 


790 





1,724 


2 


16 


77 


76 


215 


1,069 


269 






1999 


7, 


398 


6 


1,645 


1 


9 


64 


57 


188 


1, 045 


281 




% 


Change 




5 





4.6 
















HYATTSVILLE 




1998 


6, 


389 


1 


950 


1 


3 


68 


29 


129 


583 


137 






1999 


5, 


409 


6 


807 





1 


66 


33 


94 


506 


107 




% 


Change 




15 


3 


- 15 . 1 

















111 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 









CRIME 


TOTAL 


MURDER 


RAPE 


ROBBERY 


AGGRAVATED 


BREAKING OR 


LARCENY 


M/V 








RATE 


OFFENSES 








ASSAULT 


ENTERING 


THEFT 


THEFT 


LANDOVER HILLS 




1998 


3,315.9 


57 








4 


4 


23 


14 


12 






1999 


3,298.6 


57 





2 


1 


4 


12 


25 


13 




% 


Change 


. 5 


. 
















LAUREL 




1998 


7 , 55C . 


1 ,432 


1 


9 


62 


4 9 


186 


Q7=: 








1999 


6,286 . 9 


1 , 192 


2 


7 


48 




188 


775 


129 




% 


Change 


16 . 7 


- 16 . 8 
















MORNINGSIDE 




1998 


4,213.7 


56 








4 


1 


10 


33 


8 






1999 


3, 664 . 9 


49 








1 


7 


9 


21 


11 




% 


Change 


- 13.0 


- 12 . 5 
















MT. RAINIER 




1998 


7,863.8 


670 


2 


10 


56 


56 


111 


304 


131 






1999 


5,828.7 


498 


1 


2 


32 


48 


98 


223 


94 




% 


Change 


^ 25 . 9 


- 25.7 
















NEW CARROLLTON 




1998 


5,932.3 


712 





2 


43 


58 


92 


314 


203 






1999 


5, 140 . 8 


617 




2 


29 


47 


118 


281 


139 




% 


Change 


- 13 . 3 


- 13 .3 
















NORTH BRENTWOOD 




1998 


5,468.8 


28 








2 


4 


7 


11 


4 






1999 


3, 906.3 


20 








1 


1 


2 


13 


3 




% 


Change 


- 28 . 6 


- 28 . 6 
















RIVEPJ5ALE 




1998 


7,690.8 


399 





3 


33 


25 


48 


240 


50 






1999 


7,210.2 


375 





2 


26 


18 


44 


222 


63 




% 


Change 


6.2 


6 . 
















SEAT PLEASANT 




1998 


6, 845 . 8 


395 


2 


2 


28 


47 


72 


180 


64 






1999 


5, 746 . 3 


333 





6 


34 


38 


34 


164 


57 




% 


Change 


- 16 . 1 


- 15.7 
















UNIVERSITY PARK 




1998 


3,423.8 


82 








3 





27 


46 


6 






1999 


2 , 708 . 3 


65 











3 


15 


41 


6 




% 


Change 


- 20 . 9 


- 20.7 
















UPPER MARLBORO 




1998 


6,000.0 


48 








2 


5 


6 


31 


4 






1999 


4,738.2 


38 








2 


2 


4 


25 


5 




% 


Change 


- 21.0 


- 20.8 
















REGION V 
























BALTIMORE CITY 
























BALTIMORE CITY 




1998 


11, 109.2 


73,571 


313 


470 


7,718 


7, 563 


13,279 


36, 853 


7, 375 






1999 


11,657.5 


75,842 


305 


374 


7,462 


10,536 


12,386 


37,524 


7,255 




% 


Change 


+ 4.9 


3 . 1 
















ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


ANNAPOLIS 




1998 


8,778.0 


2, 971 


1 


18 


148 


406 


499 


1, 760 


139 






1999 


7,925.9 


2 , 681 


3 


14 


163 


308 


408 


1 , 606 


179 




% 


Change 


9.7 


9.8 
















HARFORD COUNTY 


ABERDEEN 




1998 


5, 869.2 


788 





2 


28 


38 


97 


585 


38 






1999 


5,668.1 


758 


3 


3 


32 


31 


111 


544 


34 




% 


Change 


3.4 


3.8 
















BEL AIR 




1998 


5,732.9 


555 


1 





13 


15 


69 


436 


21 






1999 


6,157.4 


582 





1 


10 


12 


57 


476 


26 




% 


Change 


1. 7.4 


f 4.9 
















HAVRE DE GRACE 




1998 


5,361.8 


555 





7 


29 


54 


93 


348 


24 






1999 


5,408 .7 


571 





2 


20 


56 


102 


358 


33 




% 


Change 


. 9 


2 . 9 

















112 



MARYLAND 
ARREST DATA 



ARREST DATA 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program requires the submission of 
monthly reports of persons arrested in the state. A record of arrest 
activity for both Part I and Part II crimes are received from state, 
county and municipal law enforcement agencies showing the age, sex and 
race of persons arrested. Traffic arrests, except Driving While 
Intoxicated, are not reported. A total of 311,513 arrests for Part I 
and Part II criminal offenses were reported during 1999. In 1998, 
there were 316,599 arrests which represents a 2 percent decrease. 
Based on 1999 population estimates, there were 6,023.1 arrests per 
100,000 population in Maryland. The arrest rate for 1998 was 6,165.5 
representing a 2 percent decrease in the arrest rate. 

A person is counted on the monthly arrest report each time they are 
arrested. This means that a person may be arrested several times 
during a given month and would be counted each time. However, a person 
is counted only once each time regardless of the number of crimes or 
charges involved. A juvenile is counted as "arrested" when the 
circumstances are such that, if the juvenile were an adult, an arrest 
would have been counted or when police or other official action is 
taken beyond a mere interview, warning or admonishment. 

Arrest figures do not indicate the number of individuals arrested or 
summonsed since, as stated above, one person may be arrested several 
times during the month. However, arrest information is useful in 
measuring the extent of law enforcement activities in a given 
geographic area as well as providing an index for measuring the 
involvement in criminal acts by the age, sex and race of perpetrators. 

During 1999, 17 percent of all reported arrests were for Crime Index 
Offenses, the same as in 1998. Analysis of Crime Index Arrest Data 
indicates that larceny-theft comprised the highest percentage of all 
arrests for Crime Index offenses, with 51 percent of the total in 1999, 
the same as in 1998. The drug abuse, other assaults, driving under the 
influence and liquor laws categories continue to record the highest 
percentage of arrests for Part II offenses. These offenses accounted 
for 43 percent of the total arrests for Part II offenses in 1999. 



5 YEAR TREND 

5 YEAR 

AVERAGE 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 



Juvenile 


52, 356 


49,419 


53, 


476 


53, 


643 


54, 


965 


50, 


277 


Adult 


246,010 


262,094 


263, 


123 


247, 


774 


220, 


508 


236, 


554 


TOTAL 


298,366 


311,513 


316, 


599 


301, 


417 


275, 


473 


286, 


831 



114 



VIOLENT CRIME ARRESTS 

Arrests for crimes of violence accounted for 24 percent of the total 
arrests for Crime Index Offenses and 4 percent of the total arrests in 
1999 compared to 23 and 4 percent respectively in 1998. 

A further evaluation indicates that arrests for robbery and aggravated 
assault represented the highest percentage of the total arrests for 
violent crimes with 29 and 62 percent, respectively. 



PROPERTY CRIME ARRESTS 

Property Crime arrests represented 76 percent of all arrests for Crime 
Index Offenses and 13 percent of the total arrests in 1999, compared to 
77 and 13 percent respectively in 1998. 

The highest percentage of property crime arrests, 67 percent, continues 
to occur in the larceny- theft category. 



GAMBLING ARREST 

A total of 209 Gambling arrests were reported during 1999. In 1998, 
299 persons were arrested for Gambling violations resulting in a 30 
percent decrease . 

Arrests for Gambling offenses amounted to .1 percent of all reported 
Part I and Part II arrests in 1999. Persons under the age of 18 made 
up 32 percent of all Gambling arrests compared to 15 percent in 1998. 

5 YEAR TREND 

5 YEAR 





AVERAGE 


1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


Bookmaking 


5 


2 


4 


4 


10 


5 


Numbers 


9 


1 


2 





10 


32 


Other 


250 


206 


293 


372 


207 


174 


Total 


264 


209 


299 


376 


227 


211 



DRUG ABUSE VIOLATION ARRESTS 

Information pertaining to drug abuse violation arrests is collected 
according to specific drug categories and whether the arrest was for 
sale or manufacture or possession of a specific drug. During 1999, a 
total of 42,919 arrests for drug abuse law violations were reported 
compared to 1998 with 41,489 arrests, resulting in a 3 percent increase. 



115 



Evaluation of the reported data discloses that 37 percent of all persons 
arrested for drug abuse violations were under 21 years of age and 18 
percent were under 18 years of age in 1999, the same as in 1998. 

Analysis of individual categories showed that the highest percentage of 
arrests, which involved opium or cocaine and derivatives, was 53 percent 
in 1999 and 55 percent in 1998. Drug abuse arrest, for marijuana 
increased to 44 percent in 1999 from 42 percent in 1998. Of the total 
drug abuse arrests 70 percent were for possession while 3 percent were 
for sale or manufacture in 1999, compared to 69 and 31 percent 
respectively in 1998. 

Possession of marijuana increased to 38 percent of the total drug abuse 
arrests in 1999, from 36 percent in 1998. Possession of opium or cocaine 
and derivatives represented 3 percent of the total drug abuse arrests in 
1999, the same as in 1998. Arrests for sale or manufacture of marijuana 
amounted to 6 percent of the total drug abuse arrests in 1999. Sale or 
manufacture of opium or cocaine and derivatives increased to 23 percent of 
the total drug abuse arrests in 1999, as compared to 25 percent in 1998. 

To aid in the study of drug arrests a chart by county is provided. 

5 YEAR TREND 

5 YEAR 





AVERAGE 


1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


Total 


40,837 


42, 919 


41,489 


38,824 


36,628 


44,323 


Sales/Manu- 
facture 


13,578 


12,707 


12,795 


12,668 


12,323 


17,397 


Opium/ 
cocaine 


10, 798 


9, 973 


10, 195 


9, 851 


9, 814 


14, 156 


Marijuana 


2,435 


2, 504 


2,354 


2, 506 


2, 165 


2, 646 


Synthetic 


150 


102 


134 


148 


119 


248 


Other 


195 


128 


112 


163 


225 


347 


Possession 


27,259 


30,212 


28,694 


26,156 


24,305 


26,926 


Opium/ 
Cocaine 


11, 505 


12, 664 


12, 554 


10, 729 


9,480 


12, 099 


Marijuana 


13, 844 


16,458 


15, 091 


13, 501 


12, 508 


11, 661 


Synthetic 


249 


210 


190 


171 


191 


484 


Other 


1, 660 


880 


859 


1, 755 


2, 126 


2, 682 



116 




11 



7 



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118 




120 




121 



ARRESTS 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 



MURDER i NONNEGLIGENT 
MANSLAUGHTER 

MANSLAUGHTER BY NEGLIGENCE 

FORCIBLE RAPE 

ROBBERY 

FELONIOUS ASSAULT 
BREAKING OR ENTERING 
LARCENY -THEFT 
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 
OTHER ASSAULTS 
ARSON 

FORGERY & COUNTERFEITING 
FRAUD 

EMBEZZLEMENT 



18 
534 

3,293 
5, 727 
7, 366 
18, 303 
4 , 052 
26, 684 
464 
675 
2,262 
273 



55 
1 
3 

300 
1 , 896 

1, 119 

8, 145 
573 

9, 183 

90 
369 

2, 019 
225 



15 
203 
731 
3,159 
4,010 
12, 158 
1,284 
15,658 
364 
510 
2,563 
200 



332 
2 , 841 

4, 396 
4 , 432 
14 , 116 
3, 329 
19, 925 
186 
527 
1,692 
296 




2 
14 

55 
38 
158 
10 
237 
2 
7 
25 
1 



STOLEN PROPERTY; BUYING, 
RECEIVING, POSSESSING 



VANDALISM 



299 

3, 517 



39 

656 



102 
2,465 



233 
1, 695 



WEAPONS; CARRYING, 
POSSESSING, ETC. 



PROSTITUTION & COMMERCIALIZED 
VICE 



526 



644 



712 



SEX OFFENSES (EXCEPT FORCIBLE 
RAPE, PROSTITUTION & VICE) 



DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 
GAMBLING 



1, 311 
35, 930 
197 



72 
6, 989 
12 



712 
15,807 
21 



662 
26, 959 
186 



6 

121 
2 



OFFENSES AGAINST FAMILY 
AND CHILDREN 

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE 
LIQUOR LAWS 
DISORDERLY CONDUCT 
VAGRANCY 



2, 003 
21,404 
6,711 
5, 207 
1, 676 



541 
4 , 024 
1, 530 
1, 519 

237 



1,367 
19, 963 
5,212 
3,250 
171 



1, 170 
5, 195 

2, 978 
3,453 
1, 741 



5 

252 
45 
15 




ALL OTHER OFFENSES (EXCEPT 
TRAFFIC) 



93, 173 
430 



22, 951 
117 



48,330 
220 



67,180 
324 



107 




507 
3 



CURFEW & LOITERING 
LAW VIOLATIONS 



544 

418 



97 
624 



225 
738 



414 
300 



GRAND TOTAL 



123 



ARRESTS 



CLASSIFICATION 9 & 
OF OFFENSES UNDER 


10- 
12 


A G 
13 - 
14 


E 

15 


16 


17 JUVENILE 
TOTAL 


18 


A G 
1 9 


E 


20 


21 




22 


23 


MURDER & NONNEGLIGENT 
MANSLAUGHTER 








3 


4 


7 




50 


67 


56 




44 


45 




54 


44 


MANSLAUGHTER 
BY NEGLIGENCE 

















4 


4 


2 







2 


2 










FORCIBLE RAPE 


2 


13 


17 


16 


15 


15 


78 


32 


29 




15 


22 




18 


18 


ROBBERY 


13 


79 


276 


241 


231 


307 


1, 147 


292 


253 




187 


137 




130 


79 


FELONIOUS ASSAULT 


79 


261 


470 


322 


318 


360 


1,810 


317 


343 




257 


290 




232 


220 


BREAKING OR ENTERING 


75 


303 


695 


455 


415 


485 


2,428 


522 


404 




310 


290 




217 


205 


LAKLt-N I - i Mar i. 




981 


2,159 


1,405 


1,460 






1,089 


1,102 




845 


718 




651 


577 


MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 


7 


41 


429 


404 


505 


518 


1, 904 


354 


248 




195 


142 




152 


102 


OTHER ASSAULTS 


283 


1 097 


2,120 


1,346 


1,482 


1,472 


7, 800 


1 , 153 


1195 


1 


089 


1,091 


1 


036 


1,010 


ARSON 


49 


70 


91 


4 8 


31 


21 


310 


26 


15 




16 


10 




7 


9 


FORGERY & COUNTERFEITING 





3 


20 


19 


20 


27 


89 


46 


58 




46 


55 




38 


39 






5 


17 


9 


13 






58 


109 




126 


132 




122 


124 


EMBEZZLEMENT 








1 


4 


25 


20 


50 


22 


26 




32 


22 




20 


16 


STOLEN PROPERTY ; BUYING , 
RECEIVING, POSSESSING 








7 


7 


12 


27 


53 


8 


35 




17 


16 




18 


13 


VANDALISM 


151 


349 


716 


357 


382 


382 


2,337 


239 


172 




126 


106 




80 


75 


WEAPONS; CARRYING, 
POSSESSING, ETC. 


14 




311 


247 


228 


287 


1, 191 


264 


272 




186 


153 




174 


148 


PROSTITUTION & 
COMMERCIALIZED VICE 





1 


3 


7 


8 


8 


27 


24 


20 




30 


21 




29 


29 


SEX OFFENSES (EXCEPT 
FORCIBLE RAPE, 
PROSTITUTION & VICE 


27 


105 


136 


51 


44 


47 


410 


32 


46 




59 


46 




33 


26 


DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 


8 


69 


1, 021 


1,455 


2,289 


2, 875 


7, 717 


3, 085 


2, 833 


2 


329 


1, 850 


1 


646 


1, 390 


GAMBLING 





1 


13 


12 


15 


25 


66 


21 


14 




13 


8 




9 


4 


OFFENSES AGAINST 
FAMILY AND CHILDREN 


9 










35 


119 


25 


24 




40 


43 




52 


58 


DRIVING UNDER THE 
INFLUENCE 


6 


1 


1 


15 


85 


24 8 


356 


535 


713 




732 


902 




929 


834 


LIQUOR LAWS 


2 


10 


164 


214 


482 


797 


1,669 


1, 100 


1, 064 




801 


298 




232 


150 


DISORDERLY CONDUCT 


15 


126 


477 


390 


402 


457 


1,867 


341 


300 




291 


325 




247 


179 


VAGRANCY 








10 


6 


3 


3 


22 


145 


127 




105 


94 




77 


72 


ALL OTHER OFFENSES 
(EXCEPT TRAFFIC) 


128 


551 


1, 763 


1, 672 


1, 972 


2,133 


8,219 


3, 932 


5, 000 


4 , 


852 


4, 793 


4 , 


481 


3, 765 


SUSPICION 


3 










50 


188 


51 


35 




33 


23 




17 


13 


CURFEW & LOITERING 
LAW VIOLATIONS 


1 


20 


115 


157 


170 


178 


641 
























RUN-AWAYS 


6 


56 


309 


246 


239 


186 


1, 042 
























GRAND TOTAL 1 


,087 


4,269 


11,396 


9,172 


10,925 


12,570 


49,419 


13,782 


14,493 12, 


778 


11,634 10, 


701 


9,199 



124 



ARRESTS 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 


A 

24 


G E 

25- 
29 


30- 
34 


35-39 


40-44 


AGE 
45-49 


50-54 


55-59 


60-64 


65 U 
OVER 


ADULT 
TOTAL 


TOTAL 


MURDER i NONNEGLIGENT 
MANSLAUGHTER 


25 


106 


54 


■1 2 


33 
















MANSLAUGHTER BY 
NEGLIGENCE 


1 


1 


2 


1 


3 














1 


15 


19 


FORCIBLE RAPE 


24 


68 


77 


73 


41 


la 


11 


5 


5 


3 


459 


537 


ROBBERY 


65 


394 


333 


329 


143 


70 


24 


4 


3 


3 


2,446 


3, 593 


FELONIOUS ASSAULT 


191 


922 


888 


875 


595 


333 


167 


80 


49 


54 


5, 813 


7, 623 


BREAKING OR ENTERING 


157 


795 


1,017 


1,035 


63 9 


255 


125 


59 


14 


13 


6,057 


8,485 


LARCENY -THEFT 


507 


2, 845 


3, 252 


3 , 145 


2 , 178 


1, 034 


429 


173 


82 


74 


18, 701 


26, 448 


MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 


86 


378 


388 


364 


188 


87 


20 


14 





3 


2 , 721 


4,625 


OTHER ASSAULTS 


991 


4, 583 


4 , 988 


4 , 793 


3 , 012 


1, 613 


757 


352 


190 


214 


28, 067 


35, 867 


ARSON 


3 


36 


32 


27 


26 


13 


7 


8 


4 


5 


244 


554 


FORGERY & COUNTERFEITING 


43 


172 


169 


122 


81 


43 


29 


10 


2 


2 


955 


1 , 044 


FRAUD 


157 


770 


793 


748 


483 


268 


164 


70 


35 


44 


4 , 203 


4,281 


EMBEZZLEMENT 


12 


85 


68 


63 


37 


23 


9 


6 


4 


3 


448 


498 


STOLEN PROPERTY; BUYING, 
RECEIVING, POSSESSING 


15 


42 


41 


40 


27 


7 


4 


2 








285 


338 


VANDALISM 


49 


252 


249 


236 


121 


58 


25 


23 


9 


16 


1, 836 


4 , 173 


WEAPONS; CARRYING, 
POSSESSING, ETC. 


108 


454 


282 


255 


167 


121 


53 


28 


20 


13 


2, 698 


3 , 889 


PROSTITUTION & 
COMMERCIALIZED VICE 


35 


261 


243 


201 


119 


54 


35 


14 


15 


13 


1, 143 


1, 170 


SEX OFFENSES (EXCEPT 
FORCIBLE RAPE, 
PROSTITUTION & VICE) 


21 


132 


145 


139 


109 


69 


54 


16 


25 


21 


973 


1, 383 


DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 1 


203 


5,227 


5, 090 


4 , 773 


3,237 


1,600 


648 


174 


71 


46 


35, 202 


42, 919 


GAMBLING 


6 


25 


9 


6 


4 


8 


3 


3 


3 


7 


143 


209 


OFFENSES AGAINST FAMILY 
AND CHILDREN 


69 


415 


553 


508 


327 


172 


75 


27 


18 


19 


2 , 425 


2 , 544 


DRIVING UNDER THE 
INFLUENCE 


817 


4 , 006 


3 , 746 


4 , 042 


3 , 113 


1 , 980 


1, 312 


687 


378 


346 


25, 072 


25,428 


LIQUOR LAWS 


124 


520 


532 


615 


508 


301 


156 


79 


57 


35 


6 , 572 


8,241 


DISORDERLY CONDUCT 


152 


643 


669 


684 


501 


253 


123 


66 


47 


38 


4 , 859 


6 , 726 


VAGRANCY 


44 


304 


300 


246 


188 


118 


41 


17 


7 


6 


1,891 


1 , 913 


ALL OTHER OFFENSES 
(EXCEPT TRAFFIC) 3 


802 


17, 445 


18, 512 


18 , 328 


11 , 749 


6 , 075 


2 , 812 


1,229 


599 


531 


107 , 905 


116 , 124 


SUSPICION 


7 


51 


45 


35 


22 


15 


7 


2 


2 


1 


359 


547 


CURFEW & LOITERING 
LAW VIOLATIONS 



































641 


RUN-AWAYS 



































1, 042 


GRAKD TOTAL 8 


714 


40,932 


42,477 


41,725 


27,651 


14,613 


7,092 


3,151 


1,640 


1,512 


262,094 


311,513 



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148 




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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED 



The Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting began collecting data on law 
enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 1975. It is 
with pleasure to announce for the first time, no law enforcement 
officers died in the line of duty in Maryland during 1999. 



199 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 



The following information is based on a detailed monthly collection 
of data in the Uniform Crime Reporting System regarding the problem 
of assaults on local, county and state law enforcement officers. The 
large number of reported assaults on sworn officers is in part due to 
a prevalent attitude of disrespect for law enforcement in certain 
elements of our society. 

A total of 4,838 law enforcement officers in Maryland were victims of 
assault in the line of duty during 1999, compared to 4,737 assaults 
during 1998 resulting in a 2 percent increase. 

The rate of assaults on law enforcement officers for the state was 34 
assaults per every 100 sworn officers in 1999, as compared to 33 in 
1998 . 



Physical force was used in 86 percent of all assaults on police 
i'i officers. 
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1 The greatest number of assaults, 26 percent, occurred while officers 

3 were responding to disturbance calls (family disputes, man with a 

gun, etc.), 27 percent of assaults on police officers occurred 
^ between 10:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. 

m 

5 A total of 4,684 assaults on law enforcement officers were cleared 

< during 1999 amounting to a 97 percent clearance rate. 

m 

% 5 YEAR TREND 

INJURY VS NON- INJURY 





5 YEAR 


1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 




AVERAGE 












No Personal 
Injury 


3, 770 


4, 051 


3 , 922 


3 , 610 


3, 536 


3 , 732 


Personal 
Injury 


734 


787 


815 


721 


656 


693 


Total 


4, 505 


4, 838 


4,737 


4,331 


4,192 


4,425 


Weapons 


Firearm 


102 


104 


87 


79 


115 


124 


Knife 


52 


58 


52 


46 


48 


55 


Other 


524 


514 


506 


590 


534 


476 


Physical 
Force 


3 , 827 


4 , 162 


4, 092 


3 , 616 


3 ,495 


3 , 770 


Total 


4,505 


4, 838 


4,737 


4,331 


4,192 


4,425 



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ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE 
DATA 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



POLICE EMPLOYEE DATA 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program in Maryland incorporates the 
collection of pertinent data relating to the police of the State. 
Information regarding police employee strength is discussed in this 
section . 

This information is submitted by county, municipal and state law 
enforcement agencies and compiled on an annual basis. Specific 
information concerning the number of law enforcement employees 
reflects the status as of October 31, 1999. 

LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE RATES 

In 1999, the average number of full-time law enforcement employees 
(state, county and municipal) including civilian employees, amounted 
to 3.6 for each 1,000 inhabitants of the state. The rate based on 
sworn personnel only (excluding civilians) , amounted to 2 . 8 per 1,000 
population. In 1998, the average number of full time law enforcement 
employees amounted to 3 . 6 for each 1,000 inhabitants, and 2.8 sworn 
personnel per 1,000 inhabitants of the state. 

The ratio of law enforcement employees per 1,000 population in any 
given area or municipality is influenced by a number of factors, much 
the same as the crime rate. The determination of law enforcement 
strength for a given county or municipality is based on factors such 
as population density, size and character of the community, 
geographic location, proximity to metropolitan areas and other 
conditions which exist in the area generating the need for law 
enforcement services. Employee rates also differ among agencies 
since, in particular, there is a wide variation of the 
responsibilities and level of activity within various law enforcement 
agencies. The information in this section relates to reported police 
employee strength and should not be interpreted as recommended 
strength for any area. 

CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES 

The personnel of each law enforcement agency differ as to the demands 
and responsibilities placed before them. Many police officers are 
fully occupied with clerical tasks and are not free to perform active 
police duties. Some police administrators use civilians in this 
capacity, thus freeing the sworn personnel for actual police related 
services. 

As of October 31, 1999, 4,165 or 23 percent of the total number of 
police employees in Maryland were civilians. 



216 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE RATES 





♦NUMBER SWORN 


**RATE 


REGION I 


1, 132 


3 . 


Caroline County 


53 


1.8 


Cecil County 


212 


2 . 6 


Dorchester County 


82 


2 . 8 


Kent County 


35 


1 . 8 


Queen Anne ' s County 


88 


2 . 2 


Somerset County 


76 


3 . 1 


Talbot County 


127 


3 . 8 


Wicomico County 


238 


3 . 


Worcester County 


221 


5 . 1 


REGION II 


•516 


1 . 8 


Calvert County 


107 


1 . 5 


Charles County 


263 


2 . 2 


St. Mary's County 


146 


1 . 7 


REGION III 


976 


1 . 7 


Allegany County 


164 


2 . 3 


Carroll County 


212 


1.4 


Frederick County 


322 


1 . 7 


Garrett County 


58 


2 . 


Washington County 


220 


1 . 7 


REGION IV 


3 ,462 


2 . 1 


Montgomery County 


1,407 


1 . 7 


Pr. George's County 


2, 055 


2.6 


REGION V 


7, 375 


3.2 


Baltimore City 


3 ,411 


5 . 2 


Anne Arundel County 


983 


2 . 


Baltimore County 


2 , 151 


3 . 


Harford County 


359 


1 . 7 


Howard County 


471 


2 . 


STATEWIDE 


797 





STATE TOTALS 14,258 2.8 



♦Number sworn persons only 
**Rate per 1,000 population 



217 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 







NUMBER 


NUMBER 


NUMBER 


NUMBER 




TOTAL 


SWORN 


CIVILIAN 


MALE 


FEMALE 


REGION I 


1, 394 


1 , 132 


262 


1, 119 


275 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


58 


53 


5 


49 


9 


Denton 


10 


9 


1 


8 


2 


Federalsburg 


9 


8 


1 


8 


1 


Greensboro 


3 


3 





3 





Preston 


3 


3 





3 





Ridgely 


4 


4 





4 





Sheriff's Dept. 


26 


23 


3 


20 


6 


State Police 


3 


3 





3 





CECIL COUNTY 


261 


212 


49 


215 


46 


Elkton 


38 


29 


9 


29 


9 


North East 


8 


7 


1 


7 


1 


Port Deposit 


3 


3 





3 





Rising Sun 


5 


4 


1 


5 





Sheriff ' s Dept . 


79 


62 


17 


66 


13 


State Police 


128 


107 


21 


105 


23 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


98 


82 


16 


81 


17 


Cambridge 


55 


45 


10 


44 


11 


Hurlock 


8 


8 





7 


1 


Sheriff ' s Dept . 


29 


23 


6 


25 


4 


State Police 


6 


6 





5 


1 


KENT COUNTY 


39 


35 


4 


32 


7 


Chestertown 


11 


9 


2 


8 


3 


Rock Hall 


4 


4 





4 





Sheriff's Dept. 


22 


20 


2 


18 


4 


State Police 


2 


2 





2 





QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


108 


88 


20 


91 


17 


Centreville 


6 


6 





6 





Sheriff's Dept. 


35 


32 


3 


32 


3 


State Police 


67 


50 


17 


53 


14 



218 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 

NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 

TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEr^.LE 

SOMERSET COUNTY 93 76 17 78 15 

Crisfield 10 8 2 7 3 

Princess Anne 9 8 1 8 1 

UMES 23 11 12 16 7 

Sheriff's Dept. 18 16 2 16 2 

State Police 33 33 31 2 



TALBOT COUNTY 156 12 7 29 12 7 29 

Easton 53 40 13 40 13 

Oxford 3 3 3 

St. Michael's 8 7 17 1 

Sheriff's Dept. 20 18 2 16 4 

State Police 72 59 13 61 11 



WICOMICO COUNTY 304 238 66 234 70 

Delmar 11 10 1 10 1 

Fruit land 10 9 1 8 2 

Salisbury 101 78 23 74 27 

Salisbury State 17 15 2 13 4 

Sheriff's Dept. 84 68 16 58 26 

State Police 81 58 23 71 10 



WORCESTER COUNTY 277 221 56 212 65 

Berlin 21 16 5 14 7 

Ocean City 118 96 22 89 29 

Ocean Pines 19 14 5 16 3 

Pocomoke City 17 11 6 12 5 

Snow Hill 9 8 18 1 

Sheriff's Dept. 43 37 6 37 6 

State Police 50 39 11 36 14 



REGION II 712 516 196 548 164 

CALVERT COUNTY 129 107 22 103 26 

Sheriff's Dept. 85 72 13 74 11 

State Police 44 35 9 29 15 



219 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 

NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 

TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 

CHARLES COUNTY 376 263 113 278 98 

LaPlata 9 8 18 1 

Sheriff's Dept. 306 205 101 220 86 

State Police 61 50 11 50 11 



ST. MARY'S COUNTY 207 146 61 167 40 

St. Mary's College 15 4 11 10 5 

Sheriff's Dept. 134 100 34 113 21 

State Police 58 . 42 16 44 14 



REGION III 1,334 976 358 1,110 224 

ALLEGANY COUNTY 202 164 38 178 24 

Cumberland 63 54 9 54 9 

Frostburg 19 15 4 18 1 

Frostburg State 20 16 4 14 6 

Luke 1 10 10 

Westernport 4 4 4 

Sheriff's Dept. 27 20 7 25 2 

State Police 68 54 14 62 6 

CARROLL COUNTY 257 212 45 209 48 

Hampstead 7 7 6 1 

Manchester 4 4 4 

Springfield Hosp. 12 7 5 9 3 

Sykesville 7 6 1 6 1 

Taneytown 9 9 9 

Westminster 51 40 11 36 15 

Sheriff's Dept. 49 39 10 40 9 

State Police 118 100 18 99 19 

FREDERICK COUNTY 403 322 81 334 69 

Brunswick 13 11 2 10 3 

Frederick 147 120 27 120 27 

Thurmont 9 9 9 

Sheriff's Dept. 137 109 28 110 27 

State Police 97 73 24 85 12 



220 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 

TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 

GARRETT COUNTY 96 5 8 3 8 84 12 

Oakland 5 4 14 1 

Sheriff's Dept. 36 17 19 31 5 

State Police 55 37 18 49 6 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 3 76 

Hagerstown 116 

Hancock 5 

Smithsburg 1 

Sheriff's Dept. 191 

State Police 63 



220 156 305 71 

96 20 94 22 

4 1 4 1 

10 10 

70 121 151 40 

49 14 55 8 



REGION IV 4,371 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 1,801 

Chevy Chase 15 

Gaithersburg 3 6 

MD Nat. Cap. Park 106 

Montgomery 1,323 

Rockville 60 

Takoma Park 54 

Sheriff ' s Dept . 130 

State Police 77 



3,462 909 3,217 1,154 

1,407 394 1,291 510 

11 4 8 7 

32 4 28 8 

80 26 80 26 

1,031 292 932 391 

46 14 47 13 

42 12 37 17 

111 19 92 38 

54 23 67 10 



PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 2,57 

Berwyn Heights 7 

Bladensburg 2 5 

Bowie State Univ. 22 

Capitol Heights 11 

Cheverly 14 

Cottage City 4 

District Heights 13 

Edmonston 6 

Forest Heights 5 

Glen Arden 8 

Greenbelt 63 



2,055 515 1,926 644 

6 1 6 1 

18 7 20 5 

16 6 13 9 

9 2 9 2 

12 2 10 4 

4 4 

10 3 11 2 

6 5 1 
4 1 4 1 

7 1 6 2 
52 11 49 14 



221 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL 



NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



PR 



GEORGE'S COUNTY 
(CON'T) 



Hyattsville 


37 


29 


8 


28 


9 


Landover Hills 


5 


4 


1 


4 


1 


Laurel 


65 


48 


17 


50 


15 


MD Nat . Cap. Park 


107 


85 


22 


78 


29 


Morningside 


8 


8 





8 





Mt . Rainier 


16 


14 


2 


14 


2 


Pr. George's 


1, 677 


1,371 


306 


1, 248 


429 


Riverdale 


26 


19 


7 


22 


4 


Seat Pleasant 


13 


11 


2 


12 


1 


UMCP 


89 


72 


17 


58 


31 


University Park 


8 


8 





8 





Sheriff's Dept. 


200 


146 


54 


146 


54 


State Police 


141 


96 


45 


113 


28 


GION V 


9,482 


7,375 


2 , 107 


7 , 049 


2 , 433 


LTIMORE CITY 


4 , 233 


3 ,411 


822 


3 , 109 


1, 124 


Baltimore City 


3 , 643 


3 , 000 


643 


2, 687 


956 


Coppin State 


16 


13 


3 


11 


5 


General Services 


63 


31 


32 


45 


18 


Morgan State Univ. 


47 


30 


17 


31 


16 


Mass Transit 


149 


139 


10 


117 


32 


Univ. of Balto. 


42 


11 


31 


28 


14 


UMAB 


111 


48 


63 


64 


47 


Sheriff's Dept. 


137 


118 


19 


104 


33 


State Police 


25 


21 


4 


22 


3 



ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 1,333 983 350 985 348 

Annapolis 153 118 35 107 46 

Anne Arundel 867 655 212 661 206 

General Services 60 21 39 34 26 

Sheriff's Dept. 91 68 23 65 26 

State Police 162 121 41 118 44 



222 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 

NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 





TOTAL 


SWORN 


CIVILIAN 


MALE 


FEMALE 


BALTIMORE COUNTY 


2 , 771 


2 , 151 


620 


2 , 110 


661 


Baltimore Co. 


1, 968 


1 , 691 


277 


1 , 559 


409 


Towson State Univ. 


56 


39 


17 


44 


12 


Rosewood 


6 


6 





4 


2 








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1 


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n 

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Sheriff's Dept. 


76 


63 


13 


62 


14 


State Police 


634 


328 


306 


417 


217 


HARFORD COUNTY 


473 


359 


114 


364 


109 


Aberdeen 


44 


34 


10 


33 


11 


Bel Air 


40 


30 


10 


31 


9 


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Sheriff ' s Dept . 


277 


206 


71 


214 


63 


State Police 


79 


64 


15 


64 


15 


HOWARD COUNTY 


672 


471 


201 


481 


191 


Howard 




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Sheriff's Dept. 


54 


32 


22 


36 


18 


State Police 


216 


118 


98 


155 


61 


STATEWIDE AGENCIES 


1, 130 


191 


333 


873 


257 


MD Invest . Seirvice 


4 7 


15 


32 


3 1 


1 b 


MD Trans. Authority 


410 


344 


66 


319 


91 


Natural Resources 


592 


383 


209 


462 


130 


State Fire Marshal 


60 


37 


23 


48 


12 


Dept. of Corr.-IIU 


21 


18 


3 


13 


8 


MARYLAND'S TOTAL 


18,423 


14,258 


4,165 


13, 916 


4,507 



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CRIME INDEX FOR MARYLAND 

10 \ I:AK TRIM) 





AVERAGE 


1999 


1998 


1997 


1996 


19 9 5 




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MURDER 














OFFENSES 


562 


492 


511 


601 


588 


596 


579 


632 


596 


569 


••553 


•RATE 


11.2 


9.5 


10 . 


9.8 


11.6 


11.8 


11.6 


12 .7 


12.1 


11.7 


11.5 


PERCENT CLEARED 


65 


46 


68 


63 


61 


62 


67 


72 


67 


69 




NATIONAL AVERAGE 


6 7 


69 


69 


66 


67 


67 


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RAPE 














OFFENSES 


1, 996 


1,482 


1 , 707 


1, 813 


1, 907 


2, 130 


2, 037 


2,185 


2, 280 


2, 229 


2, 185 


*RATE 


40 . 


28 . 7 


33 . 2 


35.6 


37.6 


42.2 


40.7 


44 .0 


46.5 


45.5 


45.7 


PERCENT CLEARED 


57 


56 


60 


55 


58 


SO 


55 


59 


58 


61 


60 


NATIONAL AVERAGE 


51 


49 


50 


51 


52 


52 


52 


52 


53 


50 


52 












ROBBERY 














•-OFFENSES 


18,781 


14, 124 


15, 303 


17, 158 


19, 935 


21,331 


20, 146 


21, 580 


21, 054 


19,781 


17, 393 


•RATE 


376 . 1 


273 . 1 


296 . 


336.8 


393 . 


423 . 1 


402 .4 


434 .6 


429.0 


407.0 


363 .8 


PERCENT CLEARED 


23 


24 


24 


26 


24 


22 


21 


20 


21 


22 


22 


NATIONAL AVERAGE 


26 


29 


28 


26 


25 


27 


25 


24 


24 


24 


24 










AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 












* 'OFFENSES 


24,612 


26, 105 


23,260 


23,614 


24,798 


25,699 


24, 692 


25, 161 


25, 110 


23, 846 


23,637 


•RATE 


492 . 1 


504 . 7 


453 .0 


463.6 


488 . 9 


509.7 


493 .2 


506.8 


511.6 


490.7 


498 .5 


PERCENT CLEARED 


60 


54 


62 


62 


61 


58 


59 


60 


61 


63 


63 


NATIONAL AVERAGE 


57 


59 


59 


59 


58 


56 


56 


56 


56 


57 


57 



BURGLARY 



••OFFENSES 


51,611 


43 , 629 


47,235 


47,839 


50, 316 


53, 311 


52,225 


56,237 


55, 521 


56, 255 


53, 537 


•RATE 


1033.6 


643.6 


919.9 


939 . 1 


992.0 


1, 057.3 


1,043.2 


1, 132 .7 


1, 131 .2 


1,157.5 


1, 119.7 


PERCENT CLEARED 


17 


16 


17 


19 


16 


16 


15 


15 


17 


18 


16 


NATIONAL AVERAGE 


14 


14 


14 


14 


14 


13 


13 


13 


13 


13 


14 










LARCENY -THEFT 












••OFFENSES 


163, 606 


150, 020 


158,431 


166, 054 


175, 283 


178, 086 


168 , 568 


163, 443 


165, 236 


163, 564 


147, 350 


•RATE 


3,270.8 


2900.6 


3, 085.3 


3,259.8 


3,455.9 


3,532.1 


3,367.3 


3,291.9 


3,366.7 


3,365.5 


3 , 082 . 5 


PERCENT CLEARED 


19 


19 


20 


20 


20 


16 


19 


19 


19 


19 


19 


NATIONAL AVERAGE 


20 


19 


19 


20 


20 


20 


20 


20 


20 


20 


20 










MOTOR 


VEHICLE 


THEFT 












••OFFENSES 


33,428 


26, 067 


28, 140 


30, 646 


36, 076 


36, 176 


36 , 194 


33, 926 


35, 657 


35, 517 


33, 885 


•RATE 


670 


504 .0 


548 .0 


601.6 


711.3 


717.5 


763 . 


663 .3 


726.5 


730.8 


708 .7 


PERCENT CLEARED 


15 


15 


13 


14 


14 


12 


15 


15 


15 


17 


16 


NATIONAL AVERAGE 


14 


15 


14 


14 


14 


14 


14 


14 


14 


14 


15 










GRAND TOTAL 












••OFFENSES 


294, 596 


261, 919 


274, 587 


287, 625 


308, 903 


317, 329 


306, 441 


303, 164 


305,454 


301, 761 


278, 780 


•RATE PER 


5, 893 .3 


5, 064 . 2 


5, 347 .4 


5,646.3 


6, 090 .4 


6, 293 .7 


6,121.5 


6, 106.0 


6, 223 .6 


6,209.1 


5,830.4 


PERCENT CLEARED 


22 


22 


23 


23 


22 


21 


21 


22 


22 


22 


23 


NATIONAL AVERAGE 


21 


21 


21 


22 


22 


21 


21 


21 


21 


21 





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